The second Gorges/Comeau Homebase Charity Tournament drew a packed crowd at Elks Stadium June 28. Photo: KGH Foundation

NHLer packed charity game raises $212,000 for Okanagan charity

The Gorges/Comeau Homebase Charity Tournament brought the stars to the Okanagan

Hometown heroes Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau broke the bank for a hometown charity.

The second Gorges/Comeau Homebase Charity Tournament raised $212,000 during Canada Day weekend with an all-star slo-pitch game featuring current and former NHL stars, community leaders and more.

The Gorges/Comeau combo, with upwards of 20 NHL stars were hoping to beat the total from 2018’s inaugural tournament of $117,000.

Beating last year’s total by almost $100,000 could be considered a home-run in support of the KGH’s JoeAnna’s House.

READ MORE: NHL star-studded charity game draws packed crowd in Kelowna

“I’m willing to bet this event alone will be one of the largest contributors and we couldn’t be more grateful. Everything Josh and Blake have done for JoeAnna’s House, along with all the sponsors, teams, volunteers and people who bought tickets to the all-star match – my hat’s off to you,” said KGH CEO Doug Rankmore.

READ MORE: West Kelowna Warriors schedule released

READ MORE: Kelowna Falcons drop Canada Day weekend series

The all-star game brought out a packed crowd to Elks Stadium, where the all-stars were pitted against each other all for a good cause. An 18-team co-ed tournament at the Mission Sports Field capped off the weekend leading into Canada Day as sports fans and the local charity both benefited from the NHL stars’ visit to the Okanagan.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

Summerland clinic will be closed on August long weekend

Medical office assistant needed at Rosedale Medical Clinic

LETTER: Summerland school was not on skatepark site

MacDonald School faced Rosedale Avenue, near present Summerland Secondary School parking lot

10th year for Great Naramata Cherry Pit Contest

The event is a fun-filled way to celebrate the local harvest

Man arrested in Kelowna following Shuswap vehicle thefts, pursuit

Suspect wanted in Alberta allegdly also stole several vehicles near Sicamous over the weekend

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Firefighters have doused a Peachland house fire

Fire crews are still on scene investigating the cause of the BBQ which made its way to the home

False report of dead body leads police to sex dolls at Manning Park

Princeton RCMP breathed a sigh of relief, momentarily, when they discovered a… Continue reading

Ironman returns to Okanagan after seven-year absence

Subaru Ironman Canada is coming back to Penticton in 2020

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag was raised at a ceremony at Vernon campus on July 16

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

Most Read