NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman To Headline Annual Sports Dinner

January 6, 2020

The Rady Jewish Community Centre is pleased to announce NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, as its keynote speaker for the 48th Annual Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner taking place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the RBC Convention Centre.

Bettman has served as the Commissioner of the National Hockey League since 1993. During his tenure as commissioner he has guided the world’s top professional hockey league through more than two decades of growth and advancement on and off the ice. Record revenues, record attendance and numerous fan-friendly and community-minded initiatives are just a few examples of the ways Commissioner Bettman has brought the NHL to a broader audience, through more media platforms, than any time in league history. In recognition of his many contributions to the game, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.

In addition, Commissioner Bettman created the first Department of Player Safety in pro sports. The Department is entrusted with the continued consideration of suggesting proposed changes to rules and equipment that will make the game safer for its players.

Charity, community service and diversity also have been at the forefront of Commissioner Bettman’s tenure. Hockey Fights Cancer has raised millions in support of cancer research and awareness. He was instrumental in the creation of grass root initiatives that bring hockey to youngsters. These programs include “Hockey is for Everyone,” a part of the NHL Foundation, the NHL’s charitable and community relations organization and a major component of the League’s youth hockey programming.

The evening includes a fabulous four course gala dinner, silent, live and rainbow auctions plus so much more. The event raises funds each year to support programming at the Rady JCC’s community service efforts, notably camperships for under privileged children, scholarships and subsidies for families in need, and seniors and special needs programming.

Individual tickets and/or corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Michelle McFarlane at (204) 477-7513 or mmcfarlane@radyjcc.com