Donovan Bailey, Gerard Gallant featured at Boys and Girls Club gala

The Boys and Girls Club of Summerside held a charity gala on Monday night at Credit Union Place as the lead event for the organization’s 14th annual charity golfing tournament.

This year functions a long list of celebrities from the carrying global consisting of Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey, NHL head teachers Gerard Gallant, modern-day NHL player Max Domi, and NHL Hall of Famer Larry Robinson.

Adam Binkley, executive director of the Summerside Boys and Girls Club, said there were greater than 1,000 people in attendance, and hoped that the business enterprise could boost among $50,000 and $75,000 from the gala and golf event.

“The community truly gets in the back of this event,” he said.

“It’s very importantly financially.”

‘Come to a long manner’

Binkley said this year 88 teams are competing at the tournament, massive growth due to the fact its launch in 2004.

“We started out, it became a one-day occasion. Dinner becomes chili and a roll and we had 8 groups,” he said.

“We’ve come a long way way to the aid and the backing of Summerside, and in fact the entire province.”

He said that the money is vital for keeping the numerous initiatives the institution keeps, like serving breakfast, after college applications, and its new Credit Union kids engagement center.

He brought that the attention the occasion brings to the paintings of the Boys and Girls Club of Summerside will have an impact for years yet to come.

‘Great to be domestic’

Gerard Gallant, the head trainer of the newly shaped Las Vegas Golden Knights, drew the best applause from the target market when he was delivered.



“It’s super to be domestic, and it’s super to wait for this Boys and Girls Club gala,” he said.

“I grew up on the Boys and Girls Club in Summerside … From six-years-antique to 16-years-old I changed into there every day, so it becomes a large a part of my existence.”

Gallant said he’ll have a month at the Island earlier than heading again to Las Vegas to prepare for education camp that begins in September.

“I’m absolutely enthusiastic about it, I comprehend it’s going to be quite a few amusing, but it’ll be a huge project for us,” he said.

“To be the first-ever teach in the history of the Vegas Golden Knights, it’s an honor for me.”

‘Sense of adversity’

This is his first visit to the Island for Max Domi, who plays for the Arizona Coyotes, and he said he is looking forward to meeting as many humans as he can throughout his life.

Domi has Type 1 diabetes and is continually trying to increase recognition about it, and display that it would not need to stop a person from making their desires come real.

“It’s, in reality, a feeling of adversity. But I try and make it my purpose of exposing human beings that there’s going to be a variety of united states downs to your lifestyles and stuff that could place some doubt on the back of your thoughts,” he said.

“Ultimately, with every challenge comes an opportunity … I’ve been fortunate sufficient to surround myself with a few really cool and extremely good human beings which have helped me reap my intention of playing in the NHL.”

‘Island human beings’

Bailey, the 2-time Olympic champion, ruptured his Achilles tendon some days ago but said that wasn’t going to stop him from attending the occasion.

“Anyone that knows me is aware of that once I make a commitment, specifically to something this special, I will no longer leave out it,” he said. “So I am hobbling here.”

Bailey additionally said he loves the East Coast, and especially P.E.I.

“The seafood here is incredible, and in all likelihood greater importantly, the human beings,” he stated.

“The human beings right here, they’re like Island people.