Don’t let the $50 price tag scare you away, the Craig Charron Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser was a great time according to those who went last year.. and the money raised is for a great reason, obviously.
(Rochester, NY)… The Rochester Americans Alumni Association will continue to honor Amerks Hall of Famer Craig Charron with a series of fundraisers this summer. Craig was a player, coach and family man who lost his battle with cancer on October 19, 2010.
The kickoff event is the Craig Charron Memorial Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser at Murphyâ€™s Law (370 East Ave.) on Monday, July 25th. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. and will feature Ryan Callahan, Rory Fitzpatrick, Brian Gionta, Scott Metcalfe, Scott Nichol, Jason Cipolla and other past and present NHL stars. To purchase a $50 ticket, which includes food and drinks, stop by The Sports Centre at MCC, Murphyâ€™s Law or the Amerks office.
Two weeks later, the Alumni will hold a celebrity hockey game at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7th, with a golf event on Monday, August 8th. The location and player roster for the game will be announced in the coming weeks. The money raised from the events will go into a trust for Craig and Wendy Charronâ€™s four children: Jackson, Nicholas, Hunter Anne and Emma.
Craig Charron was born in North Easton, Mass., but called Rochester his home. He was an Amerk legend, scoring 122 goals and adding 190 assists in 335 games. He led Rochester to a Calder Cup championship in 1996 and was inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame in 2008. Charron was a two-time winner of the teamâ€™s MVP award, scoring title, McCulloch Trophy for community service, Fairand Oâ€™Neill Award for sportsmanship and the Booster Clubâ€™s Most Popular Player award. Charron was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1989 out of Division I UMass-Lowell. His career lasted 12 seasons from 1990 to 2002, as he played in 726 professional games.
The Amerks Alumni Association continues to hold events in â€œSharkyâ€™sâ€ memory. For more information, go to www.craigcharron.com.