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Smashfest VII at The Roundhouse
Steam Whistle Brewing, located in the hub of downtown Toronto in the historic John St Roundhouse is home to events of all kinds. From weddings, to corporate gatherings, to charity functions, the brewery’s award winning event space is always bustling with 275 events per year. https://steamwhistle.ca/book-our-venue/event-space Last week, Steam Whistle was thrilled to host Smashfest for […]
Steam Whistle Brewing, located in the hub of downtown Toronto in the historic John St Roundhouse is home to events of all kinds. From weddings, to corporate gatherings, to charity functions, the brewery’s award winning event space is always bustling with 275 events per year. https://steamwhistle.ca/book-our-venue/event-space
Last week, Steam Whistle was thrilled to host Smashfest for the seventh annual year in a row. Smashfest is a charity ping pong event, founded by Toronto Maple Leafs player, Dominic Moore.
Smashfest was originally established due to Dominic’s brother, Steve Moore’s profound head injury playing in the NHL which ultimately put his hockey career to a close. Moore’s vision is to fundamentally raise awareness surrounding head injuries within the NHL as well as another important cause; rare cancer diagnosis. Moore’s late wife Anne Moore passed away at the young age of 31 after being diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. Moore is a strong advocate on supporting these two significant causes naturally because of his personal experience, but additionally because they are pushed under the rug. “Rare cancers are not rare. 1 in 4 cancers are rare cancers” – Smashfest.ca. “10 million people are affected annually by traumatic brain injuries” – Smashfest.ca.
Guests could enjoy a pint of Steam Whistle among world famous athletes as well as sign up to play against them in a good ol’ game of pong. This year, top players of the Toronto Maple Leafs such as Connor Brown, William Nylander and Zach Hyman attended along with the world famous tennis legend, Milos Raonic. If anyone can play ping pong like it’s his day job… that would be Milos!
Dominic Moore has a strong advantage with his well respected title within and outside of the National Hockey League. He has the resources and longevity to truly make a difference and inspire others around them to do the same. Over the past seven years since Smashfest was first founded, the organization has raised a total of $750,000 for concussion awareness and rare cancer research. His impact will create new opportunities for rare cancer and concussion studies, along with a much needed cognizance in today’s society (within the NHL and outside) surrounding the severity of head injuries.
We’re looking forward to next year’s event and encourage you to get involved with Smashfest. For more information, please visit http://www.smashfest.ca
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