Recently retired NHL enforcer John Scott is the latest sports celebrity to lend his support to the Thames Valley Children’s Centre.
Organizers for the 61st London Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction have announced Scott, the 2016 NHL All Star Game MVP, will join Blue Jays legend Roberto Alomar and Canadian wrestling icon Bret Hart at the head table on February 13th.
Scott became a household name during the 2015-2016 NHL season when he was a surprise addition to the All Star game after fans voted him in as captain of the Pacific Division team.
A member of the Arizona Coyotes at the time, Scott was traded to the Montreal Canadiens and immediately demoted to the AHL. After pressure from fans, the NHL confirmed Scott would be allowed to participate in the All Star Game despite not being on an NHL roster. He scored two goals and was named MVP after helping the Pacific Division team win the marquee event.
Scott officially retired from professional hockey earlier this month after a 14 year career that included 286 NHL games.
The fundraising dinner and auction will take place at the Metroland Media Agriplex at the Western Fair District. Funds raised will support a wide-range of programs at the TVCC, a regional rehabilitation centre for children with physical, communication or developmental needs.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $150 each or $1,200 for a table of eight. Bleacher seats in the Agriplex are $20 and do not include dinner.
For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.ldnsportsdinner.com