Supporting The Stop Concussions Foundation One Puck At A TimeJune 16, 2016
Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic in support of Stop Concussions Foundation
Arpin International Group has become the official international freight forwarder of the 2016 Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic and will help directly support the Stop Concussions Foundation.
“At Arpin, we are beloved fans of hockey and frequently take to the ice ourselves to enjoy the sport with our friends and families,” said Bob Sullivan, senior vice president of corporate accounts, Arpin Group. “It is a great honor to not only sponsor the Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic, but to help support efforts to reduce concussions, so everyone may keep enjoying this sport safely and responsibly.”
Australia will play host to some of North America’s most exciting ice hockey players, including representatives from the National Hockey League, when USA takes on Canada in one of world sports’ biggest rivalries. The five-leg series kicks off in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Friday, June 17, and will also tour Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.
As well as showcasing top quality ice hockey, the 2016 Classic will raise awareness and funds for the Stop Concussions Foundation in association with Nick Rushworth of Brain Injury Australia.
Brain injury kills more children than all other causes combined. Ten percent of all athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion and 19 percent of these are unreported. Brain injury is the greatest cause of disability under the age of 44.
Stop Concussions is a not-for-profit concussion and neurotrauma awareness and education platform founded by former European star Kerry Goulet and ex-NHL stars Keith and Wayne Primeau. The foundation provides an educational portal that players, parents, coaches and officials can visit for information about concussions. The goal is to increase their awareness and improve safety for players in their respective sports. It raises funds to support four platforms: education, prevention, management and research.
As part of the sponsorship, Arpin will donate a portion of its signage and auction six tickets to raise money for the Stop Concussions Foundation. Arpin also shipped two Zamboni machines from the U.S. to Australia, wrapped in the Arpin International Group logo.
About Arpin International Group:
Arpin International Group is a licensed household goods freight forwarder, specializing in international moving for corporate, government and military customers. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the company provides a seamless moving experience and the highest quality of care to its customers around the world. Arpin International Group is the global arm of Arpin Group. Its sister companies include Arpin Van Lines, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Associates, Affiliated Transportation Systems and Arpin Renewable Energy. Arpin International Group is a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the International Movers Association (IAM), and is accredited by International Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI). For more information, visit ArpinIntl.com.