Thursday, November 12, 2020 – A Virtual Draft Party Event
Welcome to the 2020 Lindros Hockey Classic, where we are supporting Easter Seals kids and their families from the safety of our own homes. This is our eighth season and we are still here to offer hockey enthusiasts and NHL fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!
This year you can join our virtual draft party, qualify for an in-person celebrity experience with alumni in summer 2021, and fundraise your way into a virtual VIP hot stove lounge (stay tuned for details.)
A Year of Necessity
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Easter Seals kids and their families to make major adjustments in their lives. Children with physical disabilities often have compromised immune systems, making them extremely vulnerable to contracting the virus. Consequently, they remain isolated at home, which makes having the necessary mobility and accessibility equipment even more critical. With limited access to physical therapy and support workers over the last several months, many Easter Seals kids are struggling to live safely and with dignity in their own homes. Parents, who have been providing 24/7 care with little or no respite, are exhausted. Easter Seals Ontario is doing all that we can to support the families who rely on us, but despite our best efforts, hundreds of children remain on the waitlist. The need for equipment funding is greater than ever before. Now is the time to show our support, and the Lindros Classic is going to do just that.
We Want YOU! Calling All Teams
The Eric Lindros Celebrity Classic will host 16 teams. Teams don’t have to be hockey-based this year, we welcome non-playing corporate teams, NHL fans, and Easter Seals supporters! Team rosters can be as big as you like; the bigger the team, the easier to reach your team goal. Each team is required to raise $7,000 to qualify for the draft. There is no registration fee to enter a team. There is no individual minimum to qualify to participate. Register your team today!
The Virtual Draft
Teams will be invited to attend a virtual draft via Zoom on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. There will be 16 NHL alumni available at the draft. The team who raises the highest amount of money drafts first, and so on.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.
The Captains’ Clinic
Team Captains’ and two guests will be invited to attend a virtual Captains’ Clinic via Zoom on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The Captains’ Clinic will feature Brad May, Eric Lindros, and Rick Vaive.
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location: Attendees will be emailed an invitation for Zoom.
The Celebrity Experience
The NHL Alumni player selected in the draft will come to you for a celebrity experience that you can customize for your team in the summer of 2021. Choose to host a backyard BBQ, go golfing, play shinny for an hour, or play a game of poker. Corporate teams could even utilize their NHL celebrity as a guest speaker for a corporate function or team building event. You decide! (Custom celebrity experience requests must be approved by Jackson Events.) Fees associated with your custom event are to be covered by the team. We provide the celebrity experience, you provide the location!
2020 Hockey Classic Swag
The Lindros Classic wants you to have a keepsake for this special virtual Hockey Classic. T-shirts, hats, and toques are available to commemorate the year we stayed apart but came together to help our kids and families when they need us most. To order an item, reach out to Coralie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Samples and prices will be provided in e-blasts to the captains and the teams.
The Eric Lindros Celebrity Hockey Classic team experience includes:
- a virtual VIP draft party
- an opportunity for a customized in-person celebrity experience in the summer of 2021
- the chance to know you are providing essential equipment to a child who is waiting for it