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Mark Scheifele to Participate in Smashfest on July 25th

By Carter Brooks

Photos courtesy of James Carey Lauder and the NHLPA

The face of the Winnipeg Jets, Mark Scheifele, is set to participate in Smashfest, a charity ping tournament held in downtown Toronto.

Mark Scheifele to Participate in Smashfest on July 25th

Smashfest VIII – a charity ping pong tournament held annually by former NHL player Dominic Moore – is entering its eighth running. Hosted by the 12-year NHL pro, the event will once again be held at Steam Whistle Brewing Company at 255 Bremner Blvd on Thursday, July 25th. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and tickets are still available to purchase beginning at $250.

Scheifele, 26, will join headliners Jeff Skinner, Alex Kerfoot and Anthony Cirelli amongst the roughly 100 current and former NHL players to participate in an evening of skill-testing table tennis fun. Scheifele – who had 38 goals and 84 points in 82 games for the Winnipeg Jets in 2018-19 – will look to dethrone the current champion, Patrick Eaves.

Eaves has won the last four Smashfest tournaments, helping Dominic Moore and Co. fundraise nearly $1 million dollars since the tournament’s conception in 2012. In 2018 alone, $200K was raised during the tournament evening, to go alongside the already $665K total prior to the event.

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The event begins with a doubles Pan-Am styled tournament, before a singles tournament takes over the remainder of the evening. Participants include a variety of NHL stars from nearly every NHL team. Funds raised at Smashfest will go towards research in rare forms of cancer and concussion recovery/rehabilitation. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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