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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Announced As Keynote For Annual Rady JCC Sports Dinner

Winnipeg, MBThe Rady Jewish Community Centre is excited to announce the commissioner of the National Hockey League, Gary Bettman, as its keynote speaker for the 43rd Annual Rady JCC Sports Dinner on May 7, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

“Gary Bettman played a big role in the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg,” said Blair Worb, Rady JCC Sports Dinner Committee Chair. “He is highly respected for the work he’s done for the game, and has so much insight into the sport we love that he’s sure to be a draw for hockey fans and beyond.”

“It’s clear that these are exciting times for Winnipeg, and we couldn’t be more excited at the support the community has given the Jets,” said Bettman. “I’m thrilled to be part of an event that does so much good for this great city.”

Gary Bettman has served the National Hockey League as Commissioner since February 1, 1993, and has guided the world’s top professional hockey league through more than two decades of growth and advancement on and off the ice.

By negotiating a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association and long-term, multi-billion-dollar national broadcast rights agreements in the United States (NBC Sports Group) and Canada (Rogers Communications), Commissioner Bettman has fostered unprecedented economic stability for the League’s 30 teams. Between 1993 and 2014, League revenues increased nearly tenfold. On the ice, the NHL’s competitive balance may be unrivaled in professional sports: Through the implementation of rules designed to accentuate the speed, skill and creativity of the players, every team has qualified for the playoffs at least once over the past nine seasons and a different team has won the Stanley Cup in each of the past 15 campaigns.

The Annual Rady JCC Sports Dinner sells out year after year. Guests are treated to a four-course gala dinner, silent, live and rainbow auctions, keynote presentation and much more. The event raises funds to support Rady JCC’s community service efforts, notably camperships for underprivileged children, scholarships and subsidies for families in need, and seniors and special needs programming.

Give the sports fan in your life a gift to remember this holiday season! Individual tickets and corporate sponsorships can be reserved now. Call Maegan at 204-477-7513 or email mpiltzmaker@radyjcc.com for more information or BUY TICKETS ONLINE

The Rady JCC strives to build and sustain an enriched, caring and connected community ensuring a vibrant Jewish future in Winnipeg. Its mission as a non-profit community agency is focused on providing a broad range of programs and services for all age groups to meet the diverse needs of members, the Jewish community, and the community-at-large.

 

Media Inquiries:                                                                                  Ticket Inquiries:
Ernie Nairn                                                                                            Maegan Piltzmaker

Volunteer Y Sports Dinner Publicity Chair                                       Rady JCC Y Sports Dinner Coordinator

204-899-1939                                                                                        204-477-7513    mpiltzmaker@radyjcc.com
                                                       

Mitch Calvert 

204-477-7536

mcalvert@radyjcc.com                                                                                                         


 

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