THREE-RIVERS — For a second year in a row, Complexe sportif Alphonse-Desjardins welcomed the Challenge of a warrior. For the benefit of Leucan Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec, this tournament, dekhockey is organized by the family members of Mathieu Basche, a young teenager in cancer remission.
This tournament friendly against four four brought together nearly 280 players from the region, but also from the outside. Divided into 28 teams, these young minor hockey raised money for Leucan. A Montreal team has even come with a cheque of $ 900, to the delight of the organizers. All in all, the Challenge of the warrior has managed to raise close to $ 10,500, which is $ 2500 more than in the first edition.
Nearly 280 players participated in the second edition of the Challenge of the warrior.
Mathieu Basche is in remission of cancer.
The Challenge of the warrior has been the opportunity this year to a small shaved head Challenge. One of the participants in the event, Alexis Blanchette, and his coach, Vincent Richard, have raised not less 1974 $ for Leucan before going under the razor. Alexis Blanchette is a former school friend of Mathieu Basche when the two young people were in elementary school.
This team of the Montreal region, has presented a cheque of $ 900 for the Challenge of a warrior. We recognize at the left front, the former hockey player Stephane Fiset and Mathieu Basche.
The mother of Mathieu Basche, Pascale Chamberland, was very happy with the increase in the number of participants this year, but especially in the amount collected. “Everyone keeps in mind that we do it for a good cause,” stressed the organizer of the Challenge of the warrior.
Vincent Richard and Alexis Blanchette participated in a shaved head Challenge during the Challenge of the warrior.
At the level of Leucan, we qualify as “exceptional,” the involvement of the family of Mathieu Basche. The regional coordinator of the organization, which helps children with cancer and their families, Annie Brousseau, admits that the money raised by the Challenge of the warrior is very important to carry out the mission of Leucan.