The Winnipeg Police Service is known for having some of the best hockey talent in Canadian Law Enforcement. They’re also know for their philanthropy.
In November of 2012 WPS hockey team members organized an event called Goals for Dreams Hockey Challenge. The game featured the WPS Patrolmen Hockey Club who played alongside members of the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) in the fundraiser. The game raised eighty thousand ($80,000) dollars for the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Dream Factory.
The Dream Factory is a Manitoba based children’s charity that provides wishes to children with life threatening illness.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation is a Manitoba based charity whose purpose is to raise and distribute funds for the advancement of knowledge and care in the fields of child health and child health research.
Among the NHLPA members to play in the game were Andrew Ladd, Mark Stuart, Brian Little, Jim Slater, Olli Jokinen, Tanner Glass, Colin Wilson, Shane Hnidy, and Jonathon Toews.
The Patrolmen are comprised of Winnipeg Police Officers, with the majority of the team having playing in either the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, WHL, OHL, or NCAA.
The team has been in existence since 1998, and have raised over $280,000 for Manitoba charities.
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