My brother started this team almost 10 years ago as a way to donate to a cause that is very near and dear to the both of us. Because I have been overseas for so many years, this will be my first opportunity to take part in the tournament, raise money, and do it all in memory of our father.
Our father, John Hands, suffered a major heart attack which resulted in him needing a heart transplant. Unfortunately, due to complications, he passed shortly after the transplant. I was 17. It was the most difficult time of my life. And I can never repay the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Ottawa Heart Institute for the extra time they gave me with my father, but I'll continue to donate and work towards this cause.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!