United around a shared passion for hockey and a common goal of raising funds for individuals living with autism and their families, the Odlum Brown Bulls have been raising funds in the Canucks Autism Network’s annual Pro-Am hockey tournament for the past three years, raising over $222,000 to support the cause. In 2019 and 2020, the team was awarded the coveted CANley Cup for the top fundraising team.
Odlum Brown team members make up the volunteer team of hockey players and management, coming together from various departments and branches throughout the province to fundraise together. The tournament offers an incredible opportunity to play with hockey legends, past and present, and for the community to rally behind a common goal.
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Why did you get involved?
“CAN shares my passion for helping individuals with autism live their best life, and supporting their organization is an easy choice. I have been involved with the CAN Pro-Am since its inception as a team captain, player, fundraiser, committee member and sponsor. Year after year, this unique event shows what a community of hockey enthusiasts and passionate fundraisers can do when they team up, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of this magical weekend each year."
– Deena Magtoto, Vice President, Director, Marketing, Vancouver
“It’s been an honour to fundraise for CAN with the Odlum Brown Bulls; I’ve learned how camaraderie and teamwork can increase the magnitude of a fundraising effort. For the past two years, each player on the team hit ambitious fundraising targets, leading us to be the top fundraising team each year. We raised a total of $88,000 for this meaningful cause in 2020 alone!"
– Martin McNish, Portfolio Manager, Vancouver