31 Masks for 31 Charities Initiative Raises Over $27,000!

Hockey Helps is very happy to announce the final results from the 31 Masks for 31 Charities initiative. We partnered with Ubisoft Canada, the makers of Assassin’s Creed III, and Montreal Canadiens all-star goalie Carey Price for a special promotion in which fans would select a replica mask themed to the video game, and the mask would then be re-created 31 times to be auctioned off to benefit 31 unique charities. The winners of these auctions would receive one of the 31 masks, individually hand-signed and numbered by Price himself.

Hockey Helps is tremendously proud to announce that the initiative raised a grand total of $27,398!

First and foremost, we would like to thank you, our supporters, for your extraordinary efforts during this initiative. You have generously given to support 31 excellent causes that will be able to use these new resources to help make a difference in the lives of many people across Canada and throughout the world. Hockey Helps salutes all of you for providing a valuable assist to these organizations!

What happens next? For the 31 auction winners, this is just the beginning! All of the winners will be invited to a very special gala event taking place in Montreal, QC, on January 31st. Those who are able to attend will be given the VIP treatment, and will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Carey Price, have him sign their mask and receive it from him directly in person! It will be an incredible night to remember, as this gala event will feature appearances by many members of the Montreal Canadiens, past and present, a live auction, and so much more. Bring your camera and be prepared to have an absolutely amazing evening! More information will be made available as details for the event are finalized.

Hockey Helps would like to shine a spotlight on the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation. This organization was a very active partner with Hockey Helps throughout the initiative, and their efforts were rewarded greatly. The Foundation will be the largest beneficiary of the 31 Masks for 31 Charities initiative, as this auction (the winner of which will receive Mask #6/31) raised an incredible $2,012!!! These funds will benefit the Foundation’s core programs, which will benefit over 15,000 children across Canada every year, allowing economically disadvantaged youth aged 13 to 18 to participate in the Year Round Group Program, Residential Camp Program or Youth Leadership Program free of any cost to them or their families. Supporters will be familiar with the Camp Day fundraising initiative that Tim Horton’s conducts at its retail outlets each June. Hockey Helps is very proud to provide assistance to this great organization, and we encourage our supporters to learn more about the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation by visiting their  website at www.thcf.com and joining their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation. Congratulations to the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation, and we look forward to working with you again in the future!

Once again, Hockey Helps would like to thank those who participated in the 31 Masks for 31 Charities initiative, from our great partners at Ubisoft Canada to mask designer David Gunnarsson and of course Carey Price himself. We are tremendously fortunate to work with all of you and we are very proud to have benefited these 31 great organizations:

1. Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
2. British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation
3. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
4. Canadian National Institute For the Blind (CNIB)
5. Carson Kolzig Foundation
6. CentraideMTL
7. Children’s Miracle Network
8. Children’s Wish Foundation International
9. Club Des Petits Dejeuners
10. Do It For Daron (DIFD)
11. Hockey Fights Cancer
12. Leslie Davidson Foundation for ALS
13. Make A Wish Foundation
14. Mile-End Mission
15. Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
16. Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
17. Operation Enfants Soleil
18. President’s Choice Children’s Charity
19. Princess Margaret Hospital
20. Quebec Society for Disabled Children
21. Right To Play
22. RT21
23. Salvation Army
24. St. Justine UHC Foundation
25. Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation
26. Toronto’s Sick Kids Foundation
27. War Amps
28. Warchild
29. World Vision Canada
30. World Wildlife Fund
31. Wounded Warriors