Rob Suggitt is about to embark on a hockey fan's dream trip - to see an NHL game in every NHL arena, and to do so in 30 consecutive days!
Suggitt came up with the idea over ten years ago, just after watching the Heritage Hockey Classic game in Edmonton in 2003. Thinking about how neat it was to see an outdoor NHL game, Suggitt imagined how amazing it would be to see an NHL game in every city. (All 30!)
Suggitt was all set to go just after the 2004-2005 lockout season, but taking time off from running his business prevented the trip from taking place. (The cost was also a factor.)
Years passed, with Suggitt telling friends and family "next year," but it was a chance meeting with Make-A-Wish® Canada which really got the trip going.
Suggitt's company is a National Partner with Make-A-Wish® ,and since this trip has been on Suggitt's "wish list" for over ten years, the idea of making it into a fundraiser materialized.
As Suggitt said "I'm very fortunate to be able to take this trip, and I've been very fortunate with the health of my children, who are now young adults . That's not the way it is for everyone, and to think that some children can only dream of good health, it would be awesome to help them achieve the kind of wishes Make-A-Wish grants to children with life-threatening medical conditions."
Calling the campaign "Fill the Net with Wishes ," Suggitt hopes to raise $30,000.00 ($1,000.00 per NHL city)
Suggitt will be looking after the entire cost of the trip, so ALL money raised goes to support wishes in communities across Canada.
A copy of his travel schedule (and further information) can be found at www.30g30n.com
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