Storm Alumni and families will be on hand at the home opener against the Owen Sound Attack on Friday, September 23rd facilitating a fundraiser to help raise money for Andrea Vellinga, wife of former Storm player Mike Vellinga, who was critically injured in the Sugarland stage collapse on August 13th.
Alumni will be on hand collecting monetary offerings during the first stoppage in play in the 2nd period. Jeff O’Neill and Dan Cloutier will also be available for autographs during the first intermission behind section 116.
A silent auction will be set up just outside of Gate #6 with the following items:
–Paille package including 2 nights hotel stay in Boston to watch the Boston Bruins take on the Winnipeg Jets on Sat. Nov 26th. Dinner is also included.
–Doughty Package including a game used Drew Doughty stick and 8 tickets to Doughty’s Den on Nov 12th to watch the Storm take on the Sudbury Wolves at the Sleeman Centre
–Golf package at Guelph Lakes with Storm alumni (alumni confirmed at a later date)
-Dan Cloutier signed stick and Cloutier MacFarlane figurine
-Boston Bruins Team Signed Jersey
-Dustin Brown signed jersey
-Manny Malhotra Vancouver Canucks jersey
-Guelph Storm team signed jersey
-Custom made knit hat and scarf from JDF Designs
-Todd Bertuzzi Signed Stick
-Vincent LeCavalier Signed Jersey
-Nathan Horton Signed Jersey
-Variety of CHL items
-Foursome at Whistle Bear Golf Course
Items will be available for bid throughout the game with the auction ending at puck drop of the 3rd period.
The following day, Saturday, September 24th, Storm Alumni will host a Skate with the Storm immediately following the team’s practice at 12:00pm. Alumni will be on hand to sign autographs as well as help collect funds to help with Andrea’s full recovery.
Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child or $25 for a family of 4 or more.
For the Love of Andrea: Guelph Storm Benefit for Andrea Vellinga
Friday, September 23rd – Guelph Storm vs. Owen Sound Attack, 7:30pm Sleeman Centre
Alumni members on hand to collect monetary offerings during the 1st stoppage in play in the 2nd period, look for the helmets being passed around!
-Silent auction table on the concourse.
Saturday, September 24th – Skate with the Storm!
This family friendly event will take place from 11:45-2:00pm at the Sleeman Centre.
12-:00-12:40pm- Storm practice, open to the public
12:50-1:50pm- Lace up your skates and join your favourite players on the ice for a fun-filled afternoon in support of a great cause! Dressing room tours will also be available during the Storm practice.
Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child or $25 for a family of 4 or more
Please keep the Vellinga family in your thoughts and prayers. To keep up to date with both fundraisers as well as Andrea’s progess, join the facebook group Guelph Storm Benefit for Andrea.