Blake will be joined by a supporting cast of guests at this years event that will include a handful of recognizable faces. We look forward to announcing these over at @voaksportswearclassic in the coming months and sharing the foundations they will be playing in support of. Stay tuned to see who you might just get a chance to golf alongside at this year’s event.
Many of us know Blake Wheeler as a top-level talent that brings speed, consistency and skill to hockey arenas around the league on a nightly basis. Blake has been a foundational piece of the Jets’ organization for 10 seasons. At 6 foot 5, 225 pounds our captain wins a lot of battles and creates a lot of space, ultimately benefiting the people around him. Off the ice the King Clancy nominee, along with his wife Sam and family, have done the same with their support of PROFYLE at CancerCare Manitoba. Their marquee annual event, Ride Inside with the Wheelers, held in the fall here in Winnipeg raised over $362,000 this year.
Excited to have Jets assistant captain and Winnipeg Jets first draft pick in 2.0 history joining us this year. Mark will be putting his support behind Blake and also playing in support of PROFYLE at CancerCare Manitoba.
Founded by professional hockey player C.J. Suess, SWYFT is a charitable organization focusing on mental health awareness. SWYFT stands for “Say What You Feel, Speak What You Think” and encourages people not to compartmentalize their thoughts and feelings.
All of us know someone who has been affected by or debilitated by mental illness. CJ has seen mental illness affect many of his teammates, friends, and, most importantly — his family. CJ’s goal in creating SWYFT is to create a medium for open conversations about depression, anxiety, and stress.
Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Travis Sanheim will be playing in support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart. Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
Founded by professional hockey players Eric Fehr and Justin Falk, The Falk Fehr Foundaton focuses on improving the quality of life in the city of Winkler and surrounding area in an effort to give everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. They work with local charities to promote education, make sure local families have food, and give everyone a chance to participate in sport.
Carolina Hurricane’s 2020 first round pick Seth Jarvis will be playing in support of The Dream Factory. At The Dream Factory, their mission is clear: to make dreams come true for kids in Manitoba battling life-threatening illnesses. They exist to be a source of joy, laughter and hope for kids and families in our province going through an incredibly difficult experience. All of the funds we raise stay in this province to help sick kids in our community and their families.The Dream Factory have been bringing dreams to life since 1983.
Very excited to welcome 2021 first round pick and newest member of the Minnesota Wild Carson Lambos to this year’s Voak Sportswear Classic.Carson will be playing in support of fellow defensemen Josh Morrissey’s foundation Glass Half Full. Glass Half Full was launched in 2021 and a project of both Josh and his fiancée Margot as an initiative to raise awareness and promote positivity around mental health and wellness while helping to remove the harmful stigmas associated with mental health.