The London Celebrity Sports Dinner and Auction announced the first guest at the event's honor table at the London Convention Center in April.

Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick will be in town for this event, which supports the Thames Valley Children's Center.

Ryan Robinson, chairman of the board, told 980 CFPL that the organizers are happy to have a person with Roenick's pedigree on board.

"Over 500 goals in the NHL, and now a broadcaster on NBC, he definitely has a gift for the gab."

Last year's event highlighted pioneering women in the sport.

In the past, the event was held in late January or early February, but this year's payment will be held later on April 1st.

According to Mr. Robinson, the movement will better showcase high school athletes with the annual SPECTRA Award, an acronym for fair play, participation, excellence, character, team work. , respect and achievements.

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"When we have it in January, there's only half of the year in high school. Therefore, if we move it forward in April, it will be a real vision of the year for these athletes. "

Roenick, who has scored 1,216 points in 1,363 NHL games, is the first of several guests to be announced. Robinson has announced that the other guests of the honor table will be announced in the approach of the event.

Funds from the event support the Thames Valley Children's Center.

The Regional Rehabilitation Center serves children and young adults with physical disabilities, communication disorders, developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders in southwestern Ontario.

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