Toronto-based Hermann & Audrey‘s Community Team traveled to Chicago on February 26 to launch The Dave Bolland Foundation at a special invitation-only event at The Wit Hotel. Dave is a centre player for the Chicago Blackhawks and a member of their 2010 Stanley Cup Championship team. Our 48-hour wind-tunnel adventure:
Porter Lounge – Gate 10 – Last minute logistics, emailing our event press release.
The Stanley Cup is like the Oscars for hockey.
Check-in at the iconic Palmer House. Dating back to 1873 and now managed by Hilton, this national treasure has some of the most glorious public rooms of any hotel in the country; its vast lobby lounge, for example, sports 38-foot Grecian-frescoed ceilings hung with 24K-gold Tiffany chandeliers.
Dinner at GT Fish & Oyster, they serve superb seafood.
Morning of event, getting our caffeine buzz-on at Toni Patisserie & Cafe.
Have you been to the bean?
They call Chicago a windy city for a reason.
Dave shines through press conference. His driving ambition is a simple and honest one: “I want to be a good family man, to be an example of someone who came from a hard working background and what that person can accomplish and importantly, who that man can be to other people.”
Maple syrup and a thank you note for the Chicago Blackhawks
Jacquelyn with BlackhawksTV
Vanessa and Paul Kennedy, Blackhawks Media Relations Coordinator
Jason, of Hermann & Audrey Community.
A warm round of thanks to our supporters, donors and beneficiaries. The event ran like a charm and we are pleased to announce that more than $150,000 was raised to help marginalized and at-risk youth. Funds will be distributed to three projects: Chicago’s Beyond the Ball, Toronto’s The Remix Project, and International disability charity Easter Seals. The goal is to raise awareness and funds in order to assist community programming through education and mentorship initiatives in sport and the arts.