Victoria Kings were the recipients of the $5000 donation to the charity of their choice and made their donation to Buddy Check for Jesse with the presentation of the cheque to Dr. Stu Gershman on behalf of Buddy Check for Jesse. Stu has been to the tournament many times in the past and since his son died of suicide in 2014, he has devoted much of his time to his family, and in the last couple of years, to the Buddy Check program, which is raising awareness of and promoting discussion about mental health among young athletes.


The Vernon Doctors Hockey Tournament donates $2500.00 to the Canadian Mental Health Association in the memory of the late Dr. Laura Taylor.