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Dominic Moore’s annual ping-pong tournament has grown in each of the past three years. In 2012, the inaugural event held at Steamwhistle Brewery in Toronto raised $20,000 for concussion research. Last summer, over $100,000 was raised and an additional charity was added — the Katie Moore Foundation, in honor of the New York Rangers forward’s late wife.
Smashfest 2014 was held on Thursday night and over 20 current and former NHLers participated with Minnesota Wild forward Stephane Veilleux defending his title.
Yahoo Sports’ Steve McAllister was there and spoke to Moore about Smasfhest’s origins; had Logan Couture and Doug Gilmour give a message to hockey parents about dealing with concussions; and got some insight into Veilleux’s mastery of the ping-pong table.
The 2014 tournament managed to raise over $140,000 toward concussions and traumatic brain injuries and the Moore Foundation, which benefits rare cancer research and advocacy.
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