Darcy Tucker and Kurt Browning to headline annual dinner

The 13th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction will be hosted at RattleSnake Point Golf Club on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The evening will bring celebrities from all areas of the sports world. This year’s headliners include NHL star Darcy Tucker and skating legend Kurt Browning.

Darcy Tucker, a native of Endiang, Alberta, played 947 regular season and 68 playoff games in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche. Tucker scored 215 goals and had 261 assists for 476 points in the NHL, along with 1,410 penalty minutes. Tucker was the epitome of an agitator in the NHL, a player players hated to play against but wished to have play on their team. Tucker was an icon in the greater Toronto area during his nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, as he became a fan favorite for his energetic and physical play. Darcy Tucker announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on October 1, 2010.

Kurt Browning is one of Canada’s foremost figure skaters and is credited with landing the world’s first quadruple jump at the World Championship level. Kurt was just 18 years old when he won the Canadian Junior Men’s championship in 1985. Later he became the first Canadian to win three World Championships. He was named Canada’s Athlete of the year on two occasions and was inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame in the year 2000. In 1990, he received one of the country’s highest honours by being inducted into the Order of Canada. He turned has become a regular performer on the “Stars on Ice” and Judge on Battle of the Blades TV Show.

This year’s roster is rounded out by outstanding celebrities from several disciplines including Canadian sprint canoeist Mark Oldershaw, bronze medal winner in the C-1 1000 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, harness racing legend Jody Jamieson, the NBA’s Leo Rautins, former head coach of the Canadian national men’s basketball team and currently a TV analyst for the Toronto Raptors and Henry Burris, the CFL’s 2010 Most Outstanding Player. Rod Black, one of Canada’s most recognized and distinguished sportscasters returns again this year as Master of Ceremonies.

Proceeds from the Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction go towards the Scholarship Program, which funds students in their post-secondary education. Each year the Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction is supported by generous sponsors, displaying their commitment to the youth who will become tomorrow’s leaders.

Tickets are $175 plus HST, to purchase tickets for the Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction or to become a sponsor, please contact the Milton Chamber at 905-878-0581 or info@miltonchamber.ca.