On Saturday, May 16, McFadden’s Movement held the first ‘MM Quarantourney’ – an NHL20 tournament on Xbox with match-ups streamed live and hosted by Garrett McFadden on Twitch.tv. With 24 participants and the generous support of many who made donations while tuning into the live stream, MM27 raised $2078.27 for mental health resources.
The tournament kicked off with a classic match-up between former Guelph Storm teammates and MM27 Ambassadors Isaac Ratcliffe and Nate Schnarr, with the pair battling it out in a close game until Schnarr was able to close it out with one second remaining on the clock. Other participants included MM27 Ambassador Liam Hawel who made it to the Finals only to fall 3-1 to tournament winner Carter McGrath, along with former Storm captain and current Dallas Star Jason Dickinson, Los Angeles King Mike Amadio, fellow former Storm player Ryan Migliaccio, and current Acadia Axemen T.J. Fergus, Cristiano DiGiacinto, Logan Flodell, and Maurizio Colella.
The MM Quarantourney acted as a quick replacement for the fourth annual MM27 Road Hockey Tournament that was scheduled to take place on June 6 in Guelph, with the virtual event a simple idea with the hope of bringing people together for a good cause during the ever changing landscape of COVID-19. With that, McFadden’s Movement would like to extend a huge thank-you to all who participated, tuned in, and donated for the incredible support shown, allowing MM27 to continue to raise funds for mental health resources who need it now more than ever.
If you’re interested and able, you can also donate to the cause by visiting McFaddensMovement.com/Donate.