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Second Annual I Play In The G Festival a Celebration of the GTHL Community

Erin Riley

Every once in a while it’s nice to deter from the regular routine. While areas are bustling on any given weekend, the second annual I Play In The G Festival aims to add some excitement to the average weekend hockey routine. The Festival, taking place January 11-13 at Scotiabank Pond, will see activations and giveaways from a variety of partners and sponsors. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Dairy Farmers of Ontario will be fueling over 3,300 athletes with chocolate milk throughout the GTHL I Play in the G Festival. Didn’t make it in the line up? Our excited team of Brand Ambassadors will be at Scotiabank Pond with our brand new hockey game, where athletes and their friends and family can test their shooting skills! For everyone that participates, they’ll walk away with some Recharge With Milk SWAG. Look forward to seeing you there!

GTHL Equipment Drive
The Greater Toronto Hockey League will be holding an equipment drive at the 2ndAnnual I Play in the G Festival. From January 11th-13th swing by Scotiabank Pond to drop off your used hockey equipment in the lobby.

Equipment donated will be given to the Sport, Wellness and Athletic Network (SWAN), a community group recently formed to provide sport and wellness opportunities to children in the Lawrence Heights area of Toronto. There is a specific need for junior hockey skates and helmets, but any hockey equipment can be donated. Donated equipment that exceeds the needs of SWAN will be given to community based hockey programs in the city.

Pro Hockey Life
PHL Challenge: Think you have silky mitts? Prove it! Test your stick handling skills on the SuperDeker, a new product exclusive to Pro Hockey Life stores in Canada! For more info on the SuperDeker, or to join the wait list to purchase, please visit https://www.prohockeylife.com/products/superdeker-hockey-training-system

Hockey Snacks
Hockey Snacks provides healthy fuel and team nutrition workshops for athletes in the GTA. Hockey Snacks will be on site giving away healthy and delicious snacks to fuel players on the ice throughout the duration of the Festival.

Haliburton Hockey Haven
Sports Camp is a world-class, youth-focused, training and living experience. We provide your child with valuable skills through sports, education, leadership and team-building which ultimately promotes positive personal development. Our programs are designed to instill confidence and a positive attitude – we truly believe these are attributes that can be applied to any future endeavor – be it playing sports, school, or starting a new job. It is our goal, and the goal of our dedicated team of professionals, to bring these powerful experiences to your child, and it all starts with fun!

Sportsnet
Check out the Sportsnet Augmented Reality Photo Experience which allows fans to get up-close with their favourite NHL stars! Using a touchscreen kiosk, consumers select their favourite athlete before stepping back, striking a pose, and snapping a memorable photo. Fans are then encouraged to share the image that is emailed to them using #UnitedBySport their chance to win great Sportsnet prizing.

MLSE (Ford Skills and Drills)
Create a custom team page telling what you and your hockey team have done in the community for the chance to train like a pro at Scotiabank Arena. Nominate your team by Jan. 31, 2019, then, come back in February and vote.

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