Port Stanley, Ontario, August 1, 2014 — Montreal Canadiens left-winger, Brandon Prust generated nearly double the proceeds from the 2012 Prusty4Kids Charity Golf Tournament, raising a stunning $272,378 to support Heroes’ Circle programming at the London Children’s Hospital. The tournament, hosted at the prestigious Redtail Golf Course in Port Stanley, Ontario, featured a number of current NHL players including, P.K. Subban, Jarred Tinordi, Rene Bourque and Drew Doughty, among eleven others.
“Going into children’s hospitals and seeing these kids is what drew me to this type of charity,” Prust said in a Montreal Gazette interview. “They’re very strong and courageous kids who don’t get to be normal kids. They have very tough times so it’s good to put a smile on their face and raise money to make their lives easier in the hospital. When you have the power to do (charitable) stuff, as I do and other hockey players do, you have to take advantage of it.”
About Heroes’ Circle
When Prust was a junior London Knight, he met a particularly memorable patient named Liam who was being treated at the hospital for Acute Lynphoblastic Leukemia. Their friendship inspired Prust to found the Kids Kicking Cancer program to empower children with cancer to build confidence, strength and knowledge through martial arts.
Due to the overwhelming success of the program, and the fundraising efforts of the bi-annual Prusty4Kids Charity Golf Tournament, the program has expanded to become the Heroes’ Circle, and is now offered free of charge to any child suffering from illness.
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