The 4th Annual Jordan Boyd Celebrity Hockey Challenge is a one-day tournament taking place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the BMO Centre in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Teams will play alongside professional hockey players that are drafted to each team by order of their fundraising efforts. The event’s highlight is a Celebrity All-Star game, in which the professional hockey players are split on to two teams, as is the same with the top fundraisers, in a game for the fans; that will celebrate the life of Jordan Boyd.
Jordan Boyd was 16 year old, bursting with personality, and an unparallel love for life and the game of hockey. Without warning, Jordan’s life came to an end on August 12, 2013, after he collapsed while attending the hockey training camp of the Acadia-Bathurst Titan. It was later determined that Jordan had an undiagnosed heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Not only was Jordan a talented hockey player, he was a kind-hearted individual who believed in giving back to the community. For such a young man, he demonstrated selflessness and compassion on and off the ice.
Jordan’s brother Greg created this event, through the support of his family, a dedicated organizing committee, and many volunteers to celebrate his life, make an impact on heart health research and treatment initiatives in Atlantic Canada, and to give the community and participants a day to remember, filled with fun. One hundred per cent of net proceeds will support research at the QEII's Inherited Heart Disease Clinic through the QEII Foundation.