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Patrik Laine Raises $100K for Charity in Annual Golf Tournament

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Patrik Laine Raises $100K for Charity in Annual Golf Tournament

Patrik Laine and Sasha Barkov went at it again. In what has become a yearly tradition, the two Finns teamed up for charity, at the Laine & Barkov Charity Golf event last weekend. In raising €69,900, the duo narrowly outdid their efforts in 2019 by €3K.

Originally scheduled for July 25, the second running of the event was bumped back to Saturday, September 26, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Pushing the event back allowed for more participants to sign up and participate, as well as have more items collected as raffle prizes. Amongst the prizes were game-used equipment, signed sweaters, sticks and much more.

A crisp 18-degree day at Nokia River Golf Course welcomed Laine and Barkov into a ‘friendly and relaxed day of golf’. Fellow NHL stars Teuvo Teravainen and Sami Vatanen also participated with their fellow countrymen.

In all, €69,900, or $109,000 Canadian dollars was raised through the event, which went to the Tampere’s development fund for those with cognitive intellectual disabilities.

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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