Mark the dates on your calendar! February 24 & 25 www.ballhockeyleagues.com will be running a 4 on 4 full rink ball hockey tournament at the Hangar in support of our pal Silvio Taglieri. Silvio was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in August. We call out all of his friends, family, opponents and anyone interested in supporting this great man for a day of fun and ball hockey! Silvio loved ball hockey and played in our Peel league in Brampton and Mississauga for the Stallions, Mississauga Flash and Night Predators. All proceed go directly to Silvio. All of our staff will be donating our time for our buddy!
Here are some words from Silvio.
My name is Silvio Taglieri and in August 2017 my life totally flipped upside down for my family and I. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer – Non Small Cell – ALK Positive. It’s the most common type of cancer for non-smokers. It spread from my lung, to my liver, bones and head. The doctors gave me 4 months to live without treatment and said with treatment I can extend my life but they couldn’t give me any estimate as we all react differently to treatment. Needless to say my family was in shock and the only thing on my mind was my 3 year old son Matteo and my wife Kayla. Every day I fight for him, because a child needs both parents. I’ve completed my radiation treatments for now and am currently on a chemo pill. I look forward to every new day I have and my perspective on life has changed for the better.
I’d like to thank everyone at the February 24 event for coming out to support my family and I. There really are no words to show our gratitude. Although tragedy struck, one of the best experiences of my life has been seeing family, friends and strangers showing us extreme love and support through this challenging time in our lives. Thank you all, it means so much and your support really keeps me focused and determined. “Life is not about how hard you can hit, but how much you can get hit and still keep moving forward".
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16!
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018*
Arena: The Hangar at Downsview Park
Guaranteed 3 games. Games will be one period of 25 minutes running clock.
You can register a team (minimum of 9 players) or as an individual.
*if needed we may play games on Sunday, February 25 from 9am-2pm
How to Register:
1. Fax or email the proper form below with a credit card number or E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. In person at the Hangar Sunday to Friday from 6-11pm (look for our ball hockey table in the middle of the concourse)
3. Call or email Rocco Manicone email@example.com
4. We accept cash, e-transfers, debit and credit