Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament
The Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament (formerly the Jim O’Grady Memorial Hockey Tournament) is a one-day hockey tournament that helps raise crucial funds for the Y's Before and After School Program.
We had a great day on the Richcraft Sensplex ice May 4, 2023. With support from our teams and sponsors, we raised a fantastic:
$45,000 for Y Programs
Photos from the 2023 Tournament
About the Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament
The tournament was originally established to honour Jim O’Grady, who passed away in 2009. Jim was recognized as a “lawyer’s lawyer” by the legal community. He was passionate about hockey, his community, and was a longstanding member of the YMCA of the National Capital Region. As anyone who has participated in this great event could tell you, the spirit of the tournament is one of fun, community, and inclusivity.
While all are welcome to participate, the vast majority of players are lawyers, their relatives, and their staff. Most teams are sponsored by law firms, which range in size from small to national firms. Additionally, the tournament receives great support and visibility from the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA), which has a membership of over 1,200 local lawyers in Ottawa. The CCLA has an expansive reach, and promotes the tournament to lawyers not only in Ottawa, but also all over eastern Ontario.
We hope you will join us by putting in a team for the 2023 Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament, or by purchasing a sponsorship level!
About the Cause - Supporting Children’s Programs
All net proceeds raised from the Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament in support of the YMCA will help the Y provide children in our community with access to vital programs and services. With 23% of Ottawa’s children living in poverty, the Y is increasingly called upon as a leader to provide support like before and after school care in high risk, lower income communities – communities largely comprised of single-parent families, low income families, and those who are new to Canada.
With your generous support, we can continue to provide subsidies to families who need it most, in order to ensure all children in our community have access to the help they need.
Congratulations to the 2023 Champions: