At last Thursday’s United Achievement Awards, the United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts and the Sudbury
Wolves announced a partnership with the Sudbury Theatre Center, proudly supporting their upcoming production of
Hockey Dreams which will be co-produced with Yes Theatre, April 20 to May 7.
The newly launched WOLVES United represents a unique philanthropic partnership between the Sudbury Wolves and United
Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts to support local youth development and youth mental health services.
“WOLVES United is about ensuring that the kid who never made the team now makes the team,” said Michael Cullen, Executive
Director of United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts. “It’s about removing barriers and creating opportunities that will make
a significant difference in the lives of our youth today and for generationsto come. Hockey Dreams illustrates the story of that
kid in a powerful and moving way. ”
Caleb Marshall Artistic Executive Director of the Sudbury Theatre Centre echoed how perfect a cross over this partnership is
and said, “the young characters in this play have dreams beyond their means, that struggle is brought to life, highlighting that
the exuberance of childhood can at times too soon have to face adult struggles.”
The partnership reflects all three organizations’commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the community.
“Sudbury is built on the pillars of sport and culture. To make a difference in the community requires the community to come
together,” said Marshall. “The story of Hockey Dreams, much like life, is filled with joy and humour, coupled with the
bittersweet letting go of childhood dreams. This is a play for anyone who ever had to struggle in pursuit of their dream.”
The Sudbury Theatre Centre encourages the community to support local youth through the WOLVES United Fund, to come and
experience the power of Hockey Dreams, and to get out and support the Wolves to cheer them on towards the playoffs.
“Theatre is a first for us but the Wolves believe in a larger entertainment industry in Greater Sudbury and aside from the natural
fit Hockey Dreams has with WOLVES United, we want to support anything hockey related in our city,” said Dario Zulich, Owner
of the Sudbury Wolves.
Hockey Dreams mixes exhilarating onstage skating, a youth cast, our beloved national game, and the thoughtful soul of one of
our country’s most respected writers, David Adams Richards. It’s a nostalgic journey for adults to see through their childhood
eyes again and relive what it means to be Canadian and dream.
Join the Sudbury Theatre Centre and Yes Theatre April 20 to May 7 for Hockey Dreams, a play about hockey, but
mostly about dreams.
Tickets may be purchased at the DiBrina Box office in-person at 170 Shaughnessy Street in Downtown Sudbury, by phone
(705 674 8381), or online atsudburytheatre.ca