The baseball diamond is going to be filled with current and retired NHL stars on Friday, June 23 in Kelowna.
Homebase, a celebrity slo-pitch charity game put on by retired NHLer Josh Gorges and current NHLer Blake Comeau, raises money every year for the KGH Foundation’s ‘Closer to home than you think’ campaign.
A week before the event, the celebrity rosters have been announced and they are star-studded:
Josh Gorges (Captain) - retired NHL defenceman, current West Kelowna Warriors Director of Player Development;
Tyler Bouck - former NHL centre;
Rene Bourque - retired NHL forward;
Joel Edmundson - current NHL defenceman;
Cody Franson - former NHL defenceman;
Trent Kitsch - co-founder, Kitsch Wines;
Carey Price - current NHL Goalie;
Wade Redden - retired NHL defenceman;
Jordin Tootoo - retired NHL forward;
Aaron Volpatti - retired NHL forward;
TJ Caig (Pitcher) - retired EIHL forward.
Blake Comeau (Captain) - current NHL forward;
Cam Barker - former NHL defenceman;
Duncan Keith, retired NHL defenceman;
Tyler Myers, current NHL defenceman;
Luke Schenn, current NHL defenceman;
Damon Severson, current NHL defenceman;
Todd Simpson, retired NHL defenceman;
Mike Smith, current NHL goalie;
Shea Weber, current NHL defenceman;
Ryan Caig (Pitcher).
An autograph session with a few of the players will take place before the celebrity game. The game starts at 6:30 at Elks Stadium.
Since the event’s inception, Team Gorges is 3-0 while Team Comeau is looking for their first win.