Published December 09, 2015 15:40
The inaugural NHLPA Charity Fashion Show was an immense success Tuesday night in Winnipeg. Nineteen Winnipeg Jets players - including Andrew Ladd, Chris Thorburn, and Jacob Trouba as well as their spouses - owned the catwalk to help raise $200,000 that will directly benefit several local charities through the Jets' True North Foundation.
The Boys and Girls of Club of Winnipeg, KidSport Winnipeg, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Marymound, and Can DO People Inc., are all initiatives that were hand-selected by participating players and will each receive approximately $33,000 from tonight's proceeds. The total amount raised was assisted by the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund - the players' charitable program.
The event took place at the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg to a sold-out crowd of 1,000 fans, who were thrilled to see the players and their better halves strut down the runway modelling top brands like BestSeller, Estee Lauder, Nobis, and Walden International.