NHLer Ryan Ellis launches charity to support Hamilton parks

Community Feb 05, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Freelton’s Ryan Ellis – and other NHLers – will tee-off to help rebuild parks in the City of Hamilton later this year.

The Nashville Predators defenceman will host his first-ever Ryan Ellis Charity Golf Classic June 27 at the Beverly Golf and Country Club.

The event will benefit Ellis’s just-launched charity, Elly4Kids, and he hopes to raise $30,000 to help redevelop Hamilton’s Warburton Park.

Ellis said the idea was the result of a conversation with his girlfriend’s father, Jacques Lanthier.

“We spoke briefly about doing something for the community,” he explained. “He’s had some experience with golf tournaments before and we’re both huge golfers.

“We thought it would be a fun way to give back to the community and draw some interest back into Hamilton.”

Ellis said he wanted the charity to focus on kids, and noted the best way they knew how to do that was to rebuild playgrounds.

“It’s always been kind of a dream of mine to have the opportunity to do something, but I had no idea how to even begin,” he said.

The east Hamilton park was selected in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Extreme Park Makeover program, and will see the former play structure removed and new equipment installed.

The former Windsor Spitfire said the goal is to make the tournament an annual event.

“It’s something that’s important,” he said. “If you look around the world, there’s a lot of charities that do great things and, I think for myself, it was time for me to get involved in something.

“Hopefully we can keep this thing going for many years to come.”

The tournament will also include an awards dinner and silent auction. Jerseys up for bids include authentic autographed sweaters from Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews, and Ellis, among others. Many past and present NHL players will also be signing autographs.

Ellis added anyone who wants to get involved in the tournament through sponsorship, or by taking part in the June 27 event, is welcome.

“We’re excited about it,” he said of the tournament, “and we hope the people of Hamilton and the surrounding area are excited about it, as well.”

Space is limited in the scramble-style tournament. Those who are interested in playing can register by contacting Lanthier at 519-257-0238 or by emailing elly4kids@gmail.com.

NHLer Ryan Ellis launches charity to support Hamilton parks

Community Feb 05, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Freelton’s Ryan Ellis – and other NHLers – will tee-off to help rebuild parks in the City of Hamilton later this year.

The Nashville Predators defenceman will host his first-ever Ryan Ellis Charity Golf Classic June 27 at the Beverly Golf and Country Club.

The event will benefit Ellis’s just-launched charity, Elly4Kids, and he hopes to raise $30,000 to help redevelop Hamilton’s Warburton Park.

Ellis said the idea was the result of a conversation with his girlfriend’s father, Jacques Lanthier.

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“We spoke briefly about doing something for the community,” he explained. “He’s had some experience with golf tournaments before and we’re both huge golfers.

“We thought it would be a fun way to give back to the community and draw some interest back into Hamilton.”

Ellis said he wanted the charity to focus on kids, and noted the best way they knew how to do that was to rebuild playgrounds.

“It’s always been kind of a dream of mine to have the opportunity to do something, but I had no idea how to even begin,” he said.

The east Hamilton park was selected in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Extreme Park Makeover program, and will see the former play structure removed and new equipment installed.

The former Windsor Spitfire said the goal is to make the tournament an annual event.

“It’s something that’s important,” he said. “If you look around the world, there’s a lot of charities that do great things and, I think for myself, it was time for me to get involved in something.

“Hopefully we can keep this thing going for many years to come.”

The tournament will also include an awards dinner and silent auction. Jerseys up for bids include authentic autographed sweaters from Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews, and Ellis, among others. Many past and present NHL players will also be signing autographs.

Ellis added anyone who wants to get involved in the tournament through sponsorship, or by taking part in the June 27 event, is welcome.

“We’re excited about it,” he said of the tournament, “and we hope the people of Hamilton and the surrounding area are excited about it, as well.”

Space is limited in the scramble-style tournament. Those who are interested in playing can register by contacting Lanthier at 519-257-0238 or by emailing elly4kids@gmail.com.

NHLer Ryan Ellis launches charity to support Hamilton parks

Community Feb 05, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Freelton’s Ryan Ellis – and other NHLers – will tee-off to help rebuild parks in the City of Hamilton later this year.

The Nashville Predators defenceman will host his first-ever Ryan Ellis Charity Golf Classic June 27 at the Beverly Golf and Country Club.

The event will benefit Ellis’s just-launched charity, Elly4Kids, and he hopes to raise $30,000 to help redevelop Hamilton’s Warburton Park.

Ellis said the idea was the result of a conversation with his girlfriend’s father, Jacques Lanthier.

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“We spoke briefly about doing something for the community,” he explained. “He’s had some experience with golf tournaments before and we’re both huge golfers.

“We thought it would be a fun way to give back to the community and draw some interest back into Hamilton.”

Ellis said he wanted the charity to focus on kids, and noted the best way they knew how to do that was to rebuild playgrounds.

“It’s always been kind of a dream of mine to have the opportunity to do something, but I had no idea how to even begin,” he said.

The east Hamilton park was selected in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Extreme Park Makeover program, and will see the former play structure removed and new equipment installed.

The former Windsor Spitfire said the goal is to make the tournament an annual event.

“It’s something that’s important,” he said. “If you look around the world, there’s a lot of charities that do great things and, I think for myself, it was time for me to get involved in something.

“Hopefully we can keep this thing going for many years to come.”

The tournament will also include an awards dinner and silent auction. Jerseys up for bids include authentic autographed sweaters from Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews, and Ellis, among others. Many past and present NHL players will also be signing autographs.

Ellis added anyone who wants to get involved in the tournament through sponsorship, or by taking part in the June 27 event, is welcome.

“We’re excited about it,” he said of the tournament, “and we hope the people of Hamilton and the surrounding area are excited about it, as well.”

Space is limited in the scramble-style tournament. Those who are interested in playing can register by contacting Lanthier at 519-257-0238 or by emailing elly4kids@gmail.com.