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NHL alumni, Ottawa police officers participating in charity hockey game in support of Special Olympics Ontario

For over 50 years, Special Olympics Ontario has dedicated to to enriching the lives of Ontario athletes with intellectual disabilities through sport.
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This weekend, several member of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) are trading in their badges and uniforms form some hockey sticks. 

On Saturday, Dec. 17, members of the OPS and several former National Hockey League (NHL) players are participating in a charity hockey game in support of Special Olympics Ontario. 

For over 50 years, Special Olympics Ontario has dedicated to to enriching the lives of Ontario athletes with intellectual disabilities through sport.

"All the money is going to support Special Olympics Ontario," said Matt Cox, the event's organizer on The Sam Laprade Show on Dec. 15. "For me, it's near and dear to me. I grew up having a sister who is a Special Olympics athlete so for me I see first hand the benefits and smiles that comes with giving back to the Special Olympics."

Some of the NHL alumni that will be taking part in the charity game include Michael Krushelnyski, Albert Iafrate and Matthew Barnaby. 

Cox said those who plan to attend will have to see who some of the other names will be, and promises it will be a fun time for all, and for a good cause. 

The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Pinecrest Recreation Centre. 

For more information including purchasing tickets, visit here

Listen to the full interview with Matt Cox below:


 





About the Author: Anil Jhalli

Anil Jhalli is CityNews Ottawa's digital editor
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