The Flyers, uh, Kings, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Canucks, Phantoms coaches, and a Flyer will be heading to the tiny Ontario town on Thursday, July 14th for the 2nd Annual Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by RBC. On the list of confirmed big names are Mike’s bff Jeff Carter, former teammates Ian Laperriere, Riley Cote, and Ryan Parent, and fellow NHLer Ian White. I’m sure we can also be expecting Danny Briere to make an appearance as a returned favor for Mike attending his tournament on June 16. Mike goes the route of many an athlete and is raising money for cancer research. The official charities are the Canadian Cancer Society and Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. With the issues that face the Kenora tourism business (more here), Mike should make a slight dent in the debt.
Last year’s attendance was around 120 but with all of the press coverage over Richards’ unexpected trade, the number could go up. In addition to the trade media frenzy, Richie’s “brother” may have a hand in creating a bigger stir this year.