Sunday, April 19, 2009
This Man Really Cares
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Hall of Famer Jim Gregory at the Closing Banquet of the Jim Gregory Friendship Tournament in Toronto.
Gregory has been recovering from a serious heart attack and thrilled the crowd by making a special effort to join the exceptional hockey players who had been competing in the tournament.
Gregory, for all his accomplishment in the world of hockey, came across as a caring, humble individual and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to exchange stories with him. The Special Hockey International tournament was a resounding success and we thank the Grandravine Tornadoes for hosting such a great event.
Next year (2010) the SHI tournament will take place in Orangeville, ON. Thanks to Jim Gregory for lending his name to our tournament.