The Joe Pires Memorial Tournament will be taking place in Sparwood on May 12 at the Sparwood Recreation Centre.
The second annual ball hockey tournament will feature 12 teams playing games of three on three ball hockey; as well as a cabaret afterwards. All proceeds of the event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in an effort to prevent this disease.
This event is dedicated to the memory of long time Sparwood Resident Joe Pires who lost his battle with cancer in December 2011. This event gathers family, friends and community members in an effort to raise awareness for cancer as well as honour a great man through sport and entertainment.
The ball hockey tournament consists of rosters of 7-10 players; with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. May 12. The Cabaret will begin at 9 p.m. in the Sparwood Curling Rink.
“The Joe Pires Memorial Tournament, established in 2011, aims to raise money and awareness for the prevention of cancer,” said event organizer Bill Ritchat,
“By holding these events we are able to celebrate a life and contribute to a great cause in a unique way.”
Last year the tournament raised over $9,200 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The event has grown from 8 to 12 teams in only a year. This event is open to the public who are encouraged to come watch entertaining hockey, participate in a prize raffle and enjoy the cabaret. All tournament information can be found on the Joe Pires Memorial Tournament Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org