Much to the chagrin of my hockey-hating podcast co-host Don Lewis, I adore hockey above all other sports, so I’m probably more excited than most that NHL legend Luc Robitaille is returning to Park City during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with his Celebrity Shoot Out benefiting the Echoes of Hope charity and the Sundance Institute. Taking place Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Park City Ice Arena, participants of this year’s shootout include NHL players Luc Robitaille, Joe Sakic, Rob Blake, Derek Armstrong, Ian Laperriere, Marty McSorley, Glen Murray, Mathieu Schneider along with celebrities Michael Vartan , Michael Rosenbaum, Jason Thompson, Steven R. McQueen, Alan Thicke, Andie MacDowell, Ryne Sanborn, Treat Williams, and Tom Bernard. Olympic Speed Skater Allison Baver and the first and only woman to play an exhibition game in the NHL, goalie Manon Rhéaume are also scheduled to appear.
“We are very happy to be back at Sundance for our fourth year. This event allows us to bring friends and supporters from both the hockey and entertainment world together to support our charity Echoes of Hope, a cause near and dear to our hearts,” stated Luc and Stacia Robitaille.
From the official press release:
LUC ROBITAILLE’S FOURTH ANNUAL CELEBRITY SHOOTOUT BENEFITING “ECHOES OF HOPE” AND “SUNDANCE INSTITUTE”
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
WHAT: Luc Robitaille Celebrity Shoot Out presented by Echoes of Hope in partnership with the Sundance Institute, Park City, and Park City Ice Arena. The event benefits Stacia and Luc Robitaille’s charity, “Echoes of Hope” and “Sundance Institute”
WHO: This year’s participants will include NHL fan favorites and Hollywood’s elite celebrity players. Scheduled to appear are players Luc Robitaille, Joe Sakic, Rob Blake, Derek Armstrong, Ian Laperriere, Marty McSorley, Glen Murray, Mathieu Schneider along with celebrities Michael Vartan , Michael Rosenbaum, Jason Thompson, Steven R. McQueen, Alan Thicke, Andie MacDowell, Ryne Sanborn, Treat Williams, Tom Bernard (Sony Classics). Olympic Speed Skater Allison Baver and NHL’s “First Lady of Hockey” Manon Rheaume are also scheduled to appear.
WHEN: Sunday January 23, 2011
11am-12:00pm- Youth Hockey Clinic
12:30pm-1:00pm- VIP Red Carpet Reception
1:30pm-3:30pm- Luc Robitaille Celebrity Shoot Out
4:00pm-5:30pm- Skate Party
WHERE: Park City Ice Arena
600 Gilmor Way
Park City, UT 84060
TICKETS: Available at www.lucrobitailleshootout.eventbrite.com
Shoot Out/Skate Party General Admission-$40.00
Shoot Out/Skate Party Youth Ticket-$25.00
MORE INFO: Echoes of Hope – 310.452.3500 – www.echoesofhope.org
This is their fourth year in Park City for the event. Past participants have included:
Cuba Gooding Jr.
ABOUT THE CHARITY:ECHOES OF HOPE, a charity founded in 2007 by Stacia and Luc Robitaille, strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of at-risk and emancipated foster youth by providing the resources, knowledge, skills, love, and support they need to reach their full potential. Our commitment is to inspire and empower motivated youth through compassion, integrity, advocacy, and individual holistic support. There are many opportunities to give that can influence and change the lives of these precious young people. Textbooks, housing, educational guidance, wellness and health services, transportation assistance and advocacy – these are the things that Echoes of Hope provides on a daily basis that affect these young people’s lives ~ not just today, but forever. Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.