Brendan Gallagher Hosted 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game Benefitting Canada Shriners Hospital
Montreal Canadiens star forward and local Vancouver hockey favorite Brendan Gallagher hosted his 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Classic benefitting Shriners Hospital for Children® - Canada on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. Many of the National Hockey League’s bright young stars joined him on the roster including Milan Lucic (Edmonton), Lance Bouma (Calgary), Morgan Rielly (Toronto), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton), Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg), Shea Weber (Montreal), Nate Beaulieu (Montréal), Josh Gorges (Buffalo) and Sam Reinhart (Buffalo) as well as former NHLers Paul Reinhart and Dave Babych.
All proceeds were donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.
Gallagher is not only a star on the ice. To young patients at Canada Shriners Hospital; he’s become their personal star, having come to the Montreal-based hospital to meet and encourage them several times. “After taking a tour of this national hospital and meeting some patients and staff, I decided that more Canadians needed to know how wonderful this hospital is and what great work they do,” said Gallagher. Indeed the Habs star’s annual softball game seeks to raise both funding and awareness for Canada Shriners Hospital, a national pediatric hospital specializing in orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders such as scoliosis, brittle bone disease, club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy.
If you couldn't get to the game but would like to support Brendan's fundraising efforts, you can donate to his fundraising page by clicking here.