Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Since 2013, ICONIX has been a proud supporter of Canucks Autism Network (CAN) – directly and through Golf for Kids. This year, as a silver sponsor at their 2021 CAN Pro-Am event – a first class two-day event that brings together corporate teams and NHL alumni for an nforgettable weekend of hockey and camaraderie in support of CAN – ICONIX had the opportunity to network and dine with Vancouver Canucks alumni and our customers at their luncheon.
As an added bonus, when a roster spot opened up on our customer’s team, ICONIX was invited to fill in. John Henkels, VP and COO of ICONIX US, an avid hockey fan and player, laced up his skates and took to the ice alongside several members of Aquilini Construction and their team, The Constructors.
John was excited to be a part of the event for the first time and to skate alongside former NHLers, which included Vancouver Canucks Kirk McLean, Dave Babych, Geoff Courtnall, Brendan Morrison, Brad May, Martin Gelinas, Chris Higgins, and Jannik Hansen.
John successfully raised $9,875 and placed in the Top 20 Fundraising Players, which secured him a spot at the All-Star Game.
“I was fortunate enough to play in this tournament with many former NHLers. I met so many incredible people and made so many new friends!
Not only was it one of the most fun-filled weekends of my life, but we all raised more than $680,000 for autism (the goal was $650,000). To top it off, our team, The Constructors, won the tournament by raising the most money ($109,794)! This was such an incredible showing for such a worthy cause – I was indeed humbled.”
Thank you to everyone who donated towards John's fundraising efforts, and also a big shout-out to Brad McIntyre, BC Lower Mainland Sales Manager, for securing donations from some of our partners: Advanced Drainage Systems, NAPCO, and Terminal City Iron Works, who donated a total of $5,500.
John Henkels (front row, third from the right) along with the other top fundraisers and former NHL players, which included Kirk McLean, Dave Babych, Geoff Courtnall, Brendan Morrison, Brad May, Martin Gelinas, Chris Higgins, and Jannik Hansen.
About Canucks Autism Network (CAN):
Founded in 2008 by Vancouver Canucks co-owners, Paolo and Clara Aquilini, Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is dedicated to providing programs to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC and beyond. Learn more about CAN.