Heavy hitters go to bat for local health care: Homebase 2022 Roster

Heavy hitters go to bat for local health care



HOMEBASE All-Star game hosts, Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau join presenting sponsor, Raymond James General Manager, Erica Whiteley, as they gear up for the big game on Friday, June 24 at Elks Stadium.

KELOWNA, BC – June 17, 2022 – The countdown is on for the return of the HOMEBASE Charity Slo-Pitch, presented by Raymond James. Now just one week away, the KGH Foundation is announcing a star-studded NHL player roster for Friday’s All-Star match, set for 6:30 p.m. on June 24 at Elks Stadium.

Former Kelowna Rockets and NHL players, Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau, for which the tournament is named, have drawn some heavy hitters from the NHL community to join the fun, all to raise urgently needed funds for both acute and community-based local mental health care programs.

The event never fails to be a family-friendly crowd-pleaser, allowing fans to see some of their favourite NHL hockey stars in competitive action… with a twist. The competing teams of celebrated hockey pros have traded in their sticks for bats and are ready to prove who reigns supreme as the HOMEBASE champions for 2022 in a raucous game of softball. Team Gorges took the title in both 2018 and 2019.  After a two-year hiatus, Team Comeau is ready to seek redemption!

Friday night’s All-Star match, which features a pre-game Players Choice autograph session with the players, including Montreal Canadiens goalie, Carey Price, Vancouver Canucks defenceman, Luke Schenn and his brother Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues centre, is nearly 80% sold out. The August Mazda Kids Zone is always a hit with the little ones and the August Luxury Motorcars ‘SUPERCAR’ showcase, Tommy Gun’s beverage garden and hilarious Home Run Derby, sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities, are sure to please the ‘big kids’ in the family. Guests can also participate in the 50/50 draw, tickets are already available for purchase online!

Don’t miss out! There is still time to get tickets to one of the best community FUNdraisers Kelowna has to offer.  A limited number of tickets are available for purchase at https://www.kghfoundation.com/homebase/

Batter up!

Josh Gorges (CAPTAIN) Retired NHL Defenseman Montreal Canadiens; Buffalo Sabres; San Jose Sharks
Jordin Tootoo Retired NHL Right Winger Nashville Predators; New Jersey Devils; Chicago Blackhawks
Wade Redden Retired NHL Defenseman Ottawa Senators; New York Rangers
Cody Franson Former NHL Defenseman Nashville Predators; Buffalo Sabres
Rene Bourque Retired NHL Right Winger Montreal Canadiens; Calgary Flames; Chicago Blackhawks
Brent Seabrook Retired NHL Defenseman Chicago Blackhawks; 2010 Olympic Team Canada  Gold Medal winner
Todd Simpson Retired NHL Defenseman Calgary Flames; Phoenix Coyotes
Carey Price Montreal Canadiens Goalie 2014 Olympic Team Canada  Gold Medal winner
Joel Edmundson Montreal Canadiens Defenseman
Brendan Gallagher Montreal Canadiens Right Winger
Curtis Lazar Boston Bruins Centre & Right Winger
TJ Caig
Retired EIHL Forward
Blake Comeau (CAPTAIN) Dallas Stars Left Winger Former Kelowna Rocket
Shea Weber Vegas Golden Knights Defenseman Team Canada two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Luke Schenn Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Former Kelowna Rocket
Scott Hartnell Retired NHL Left Winger Nashville Predators; Philadelphia Flyers; Columbus Blue Jackets
Justin Schultz Washington Capitals Defenseman Former West Kelowna Warrior
Tyson Barrie Edmonton Oilers Defenseman Former Kelowna Rocket
Mike Smith Edmonton Oilers Goalie
Lane Pederson San Jose Sharks Centre
Tyler Bouck Retired NHL Centre Dallas Stars; Phoenix Coyotes; Vancouver Canucks
Tyler Myers Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Former Kelowna Rocket
Brayden Schenn St. Louis Blues Alternate Captain, Centre
Ryan Caig

The KGH Foundation would also like to gratefully acknowledge the support of HOMEBASE sponsors; MNP (Team Zone), and Touchstone Law (Volunteers) and the generosity of our media sponsors at Stingray (Country 100.7, K96.3), Kelowna Now and the Kelowna Capital News.

Since 1978, the KGH Foundation has worked with a generous community to raise funds to support world-class healthcare close to home for a rapidly expanding and diverse population in the interior of B.C.  Today, the KGH Foundation is the lead fundraising organization for Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities, JoeAnna’s House and Central Okanagan Hospice House.

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