It was a great moment in sports that helped with the battle against ALS.
On November 13, friends, family, and fans were met by some of the greatest names in professional hockey and Hollywood to Halt ALS and their friend Chris Tschupp who is battling ALS, a disease that has no cure.
Guests were treated to an exciting hockey game played by many of the former NHL’rs and celebrities led by their head coach, NY Rangers Legend Goalie, King Henrik Lundqvist at the Codey West Arena in West Orange. Academy Award winner, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lead Singer of Dirty Honey Band, Mark Labelle, and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, Waco, The Defeated), skated their hearts out to woo the crowd and bring awareness to the cause.
After the charity game, everybody headed to the afterparty at Mc Cloone’s Boathouse, where they ate, drank, danced, and shared laughs and stories with Chris. Marc Labelle sang some of Chris’ favorite songs and Henrik Lundqvist played the guitar showing that he not only has talent on the ice, but as a musician as well. Joining in with the duo on harmonica was Taylor Kitsch who had the crowd for more. The evening was special as everybody rallied around Chris including Cuba who jumped up on a table during the live auction shouting, “Show Me The Money, a famous line from the movie Jerry Maguire which had the crowd raising their bids to support the cause.
Photos by Mychal Watts