Sights From The 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

Current and former Chicago Blackhawk & NHL superstars were out in full force to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The Golf Classic took place July 18th at the Edgewood Valley Country Club in La Grange, IL.

Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville was the 2016 Honoree of the classic. Lucky attendees scored a signed vintage Hartford Whalers Coach Q jersey. Below are a few sights and sounds of the event. Thank you to all who made the Celebrity Golf Classic a success!

The event benefited the charities listed below:

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The Celebrities of the 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic:

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Coaching Webinar & Interview Denis Savard

Denis Savard sat down with Ice Hockey Systems for a coaching webinar this past week. In the webinar, Denis showed off the new Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup ring, his office in Chicago and discussed coaching techniques with viewers.

Additionally, Chris Howard (President of IHS) and Nils Satterstrom (Founder of IHS) joined the webinar to discuss new features on Ice Hockey Systems. They give a brief overview of new coaching resources along with discussing Ice Hockey System’s new program called Blueprint, which is a platform for youth hockey organizations.

Watch the webinar below:

Lean more about Ice Hockey Systems:

Ice Hockey Systems is the premier online resource for hockey coaches of all levels. The online platform gives coaches access to over 450 drills, systems and coaching videos from Denis Savard.

Blueprint, a platform for youth hockey organizations
Coaching videos from Denis Savard
Learn more

After the webinar, Denis spent time reflecting on his playing and coaching career.

The questions Denis addressed in the interview are listed below:

1. (0:25) What’s your earliest memory playing hockey?
2. (1:22) Why do you think hockey is the greatest game in the world?
3. (2:36) What’s your first memory in the NHL, being drafted by the Blackhawks?
4. (4:00) What’s your most memorable goal in your NHL career?
5. (4:40) How’d you pull off the spin-o-rama and what was the process behind it?
6. (6:17) What makes a good teammate?
7. (7:59) What was the feeling of hoisting the Stanley Cup in 1993?
8. (10:52) What advice can you give to young players trying to make their way?
9. (11:42) What was your favorite thing about coaching hockey?
10. (13:03) How did you keep your players accountable and what advice can you give other coaches?
11. (17:13) How would you get your players prepared for a big game?
12. (19:06) What advice do you have for young hockey coaches?
13. (20:49) What made you become a partner at ice hockey systems?

2014 Denis Savard Charity Golf Tournament Recap

Hundreds gathered this year to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The event honored Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews and Army Special Forces Master Sgt. John Masson.

Denis Savard, Jonathan Toews, John Masson and members of the Chicago Blackhawks pose with caddies from the Edgewood Valley Country Club below:

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The event benefited the charities listed below:

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4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Video Recap

Hundreds gathered to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. Ed Olczyk was selected as the 2013 honoree of the event. Below is a video recap of a few sights and sounds from the day:

A special thanks to all of the supporters who attended the event, the Edgewood Valley Country Club’s staff and Anything’s Possible Events for making the day happen!

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The Denis Savard Foundation proudly supports the charities below:

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Denis Savard: Blood, Sweat and Cheers

In the edition of the “Blood, Sweat and Cheers” series created by ChicagoBlackhawks.com, “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky talks about his many, many matchups against Denis Savard and the Blackhawks.

Denis Savard and I are seeing more of each other now than when we played, which is natural. In the National Hockey League, you see each other on game nights, and you never really socialize. You’re cordial if you talk at all, and there’s a respect factor. But you don’t really hang out until you’re done, which we both are now. I’ve had the same kind of relationship with Mario Lemieux since we retired.

Denis has been good enough to come to my fantasy camp the last few years. It’s every February in Las Vegas for five days, and it’s part of my charity foundation. A bunch of former players come out and we have a ball. We’ve even had Mike Keenan out there to coach. Just to make us feel at home, he throws a tantrum every once in a while.

To read the full article by Wayne Gretzky please click here.

100 Miles For Danny Video Recap

This past Sunday, Denis Savard joined Nick Curley, a seven-year old Chicago hockey player, who’s skating 100 miles to help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation at the Barrington Ice Arena.

Denis and Nick staked 5 miles in front of an enthusiastic crowd who cheered them on during their 50+ laps. In addition to his participation, The Savard Foundation donated $500 to help Nick reach obtain his goal of raising $25,000 for The Danny Did Foundation.  The foundation was created in honor of Danny Stanton who passed away at the age of 4 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

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For additional information and to make a donation to the foundation, please see the links below:

– Upcoming Schedule & how to make a donation
– Danny Did Foundation
– Facebook
– Recent Yahoo Article