Hi, my name is Drew Doughty. I currently play defense for the Los Angeles Kings. I have been very fortunate to be a two time Stanley Cup champion and two time Olympic Gold medalist. These are highlights of my professional career so far, but some of my fondest memories in hockey are from my time playing minor hockey with the London Junior Knights. I remember my Mom and Dad driving me to hockey tournaments throughout Canada and the United States, and the time spent playing with my teammates both on and off the ice. Playing mini sticks at the hotels will remain a memory that I cherish forever. I want your players to have this same experience. Good hockey and great fun!
With this in mind, I am personally inviting your team to the 3rd Annual Drew Doughty London Junior Knights Invitational Atom AAA Tournament being held on September 20th to 23rd, 2018, in my hometown of London, Ontario.
The last two years, our tournament has been a great success, with many teams wanting to re-enter for the following year, on the spot. I am enclosing some photos below, highlighting the event.
This is not a typical hockey tournament. The winning major team is awarded signed Drew Doughty LA Kings’ jerseys and the minor team wins one of a kind signed Drew Doughty cover EA Sports games. The tournament will once again, provide a gift bag for each player; host a banquet on the Friday night (September 21, 2018); an assigned team ambassador; an auction; and a display of my hockey memorabilia.
I am working, once again, with my parents and the London Junior Knights organization to make sure your team will have lots of fun, meet new friends and play some great hockey.
Also of importance to me, is our contribution from last year’s event of $15,000, which I personally matched. These funds are used to help one of the charities I personally support, the Ronald McDonald House. These funds helped in providing over 14,000 nights of comfort to families in need. The London Junior Knights and I will once again ensure that some of the proceeds go to support this great cause.
The tournament is limited to 32 teams in the Minor Atom and Atom divisions (Squirt). All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of 4 games. We are expecting teams, yet again, from all over North America. Spots will fill up quickly, so please sign up by visiting our website at www.londonjuniorknights.com.