PRESS RELEASE: AYR MUTUAL GLOBAL INVITATIONAL TO SHOWCASE JUNIOR HOCKEY TALENT AND SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY
First-annual event sponsored by Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company features five-day junior hockey tournament and community event
AYR, ON | July 5, 2021 — Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is excited to announce the Ayr Mutual Global Invitational, a five-day tournament bringing people together to build community and celebrate Canada’s game. In collaboration with the Ayr Centennials and St. Andrew’s College, this first-annual event will bring together six junior hockey teams representing different regions within Ontario, the United States and Germany.
“We are very excited and proud to be the headline sponsor for this incredible event,” said Jeff Whiting, President and CEO of Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company. “We have always believed in giving back, and this tournament is an incredible opportunity to support our junior hockey players while bringing the Ayr community together.”
The Ayr Mutual Global Invitational will run from Saturday August 27th to Wednesday August 31st, 2022. Hockey games will be scheduled at the North Dumfries Community Complex in Ayr and St. Andrews College in Aurora, with tickets available for purchase at Team Vincent Motorsports and Barries Asparagus Farm.
As the sole sponsor of this event, Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is also organizing a community barbecue on Wednesday August 31st, the final day of the tournament. All members of the Ayr community are invited to attend the barbecue from 12 to 4 p.m. at the North Dumfries Community Complex. The community barbecue will feature games, music, and food, with all proceeds going to Nutrition for Learning.
After two challenging years of delays and cancellations for junior hockey leagues during the global pandemic, this tournament offers participating young players a chance to improve and demonstrate their individual and team skills, with potential exposure to NHL scouts.
“This will be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved,” said Brent Garbutt, Commissioner of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL). “The Ayr Mutual Global Invitational gives junior hockey players a chance to put themselves to the test and compete while gaining experience and exposure. We’re doing this for the love of the game, and our community.”
Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is passionate about participating in and supporting the community and has a history of helping local groups and events, such as minor sports associations, community projects, and hospitals.
Tickets to Ayr Mutual Global Invitational games can be purchased at Team Vincent Motorsports and Barries Asparagus Farm starting Monday July 11th.
ABOUT THE AYR MUTUAL GLOBAL INVITATIONAL
The Ayr Mutual Global Invitational is a four-day junior hockey tournament from August 27 to August 31, 2022, organized by the Ayr Centennials in collaboration with Hockey Canada. The first-annual event brings together six junior hockey teams representing different regions within Ontario, the United States, and Germany. Hockey games will be scheduled at the North Dumfries Community Complex in Ayr and St. Andrews College in Aurora.
Game Schedule: https://centennials.gojhl.ca/ayr-mutual-global-invitational?fbclid=IwAR1ZSEXNUiJa9GJlAUx7bvqpBeRz38RJOEy3dSm9ouKFtHwRpbg_vjPNWX8