CHARLOTTETOWN – Special Olympics P.E.I. has announced that Dave Cameron will be attending the 2018 Special Olympics Festival.
Cameron, who grew up in Kinkora, was drafted by the New York Islanders in the eighth round of the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. During his tenure in the NHL, Cameron also played for the Colorado Rockies and New Jersey Devils.
Behind the bench, Cameron has an extensive coaching record in the Ontario Hockey League, American Hockey League, and National Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames. Cameron is heading to Vienna for the 2018-19 season as he was named head coach of the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League.
Cameron joins an impressive list of celebrity guests confirmed for the 2018 Gala, including Los Angeles Kings defenceman Dion Phaneuf; actress and model Elisha Cuthbert; retired NHL player John Chabot; Ottawa Senator Chris Wideman, and professional hockey player Darryl Boyce.
Further celebrity announcements are expected in the future. More information on the Festival can be found by visiting www.specialolympics.ca/pei.
Largest annual fundraiser
The Special Olympics Festival is Special Olympics P.E.I.’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised enrich the lives of Islanders with an intellectual disability through sport. Special Olympics P.E.I. relies on these funds to offer grass roots programing, quality competitions, trained coaches, and much more for athletes of all ages and ability levels. The Festival is a two-part event, which includes the Summerside Luncheon at Credit Union Place, and the Enriching Lives Gala in Charlottetown at the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott Hotel. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, June 26.
Tickets for the Luncheon are $40 each, or $300 for a corporate table of eight, while tickets for the Gala are $110 each, or $880 for a corporate table of eight. Tickets are available by calling Charity Sheehan at (902)-368-8919.
About Special Olympics P.E.I.
Established in 1987, the P.E.I. chapter of this international movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Islanders with an intellectual disability through the transformative power and joy of sport.
Operating out of sport clubs in four councils, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, over 350 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics P.E.I.’s year-round programs across the province. They are supported by more than 120 volunteers.