A Smashing Success!
Smashfest! brought together current and former NHL players for a great night of good-natured yet competitive ping-pong to benefit much needed concussion/brain-injury research in downtown Toronto on July 12th at Steam Whistle Brewery. Hosted by veteran NHL player Dominic Moore and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), Smashfest! granted fans access to NHL players in an event like no other; fans were treated to the backhand return of Vincent Lecavalier, the swift serve of Steven Stamkos, and the nimble defence of Logan Couture. Ping-pong tables are a staple in most NHL dressing rooms, and Smashfest! put the talents of NHLPA members on display.
Smashfest! treated fans to a night of one-on-one interaction with the players, while presenting the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items like Game-Worn Winter Classic and All-Star jerseys and many other unique items. Many in attendance even had the chance to play ping-pong with and against some of their favourite players!
Check out these great videos from the event, plus a complete photo gallery that will have you counting down to Smashfest! 2013.