Bethlehem, Penn. (July 16, 2019) — A first-of-its-kind hockey tournament, the Hemp Heals “The Hemp Cup,” will be educating participants on the benefits of using cannabis products to aid in athletic performance. Open to the public ages 18 and up, the tournament includes round robin and playoff play, and will conclude with a panel led by former professional athletes and cannabis industry experts.
Riley Cote, retired Philadelphia Flyers left winger and founder of BodyChek Wellness and nonprofits the Hemp Heals Foundation and Athletes for CARE, will kick-off the panel discussion by explaining the benefits of CBD and how the products can positively impact an athlete’s physical health and overall well-being. Cote founded BodyChek based on his first-hand experience using hemp products to naturally manage pain and aid in recovery.
Attendees can also expect a Q&A session, live music, hemp giveaways and special guest appearances. Media attendance is welcome and encouraged.
What: The Hemp Cup
- Hemp Heals Hockey Tournament
- Educational cannabis and hemp panel featuring former professional athletes and leading industry experts
When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
The run of show for the day is as follows:
- 7:00 a.m.: eight-team round robin hockey tournament begins
- 4:15 p.m.: playoffs are expected to begin; appetizers and networking available
- 5:00 p.m.: panel discussion
- Riley Cote, former Philadelphia Flyer and founder of BodyChek Wellness and the Hemp Heals Foundation
- Two-time Stanley Cup champion and former left wing for the Philadelphia Flyers, Dan Carcillo
- Arron Asham, former right wing for the Philadelphia Flyers
- Dr. Bruce Nicholson
- Grassroots Education and Outreach Director, Sarah Locklund
- 5:45 p.m.: audience Q&A
- 6:00 p.m.: music and networking
- 8:00 p.m.: live music begins
Where: Steel Ice Center
320 E. 1st. Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
- Riley Cote, retired NHL athlete and founder of BodyChek Wellness, the Hemp Heals Foundation and Athletes for CARE, will be available to speak about the benefits of CBD, specifically for sports recovery and general well-being, BodyChek Wellness and the mission of his nonprofits.
- Panel participants
- Hockey tournament participants
About the Hemp Heals Foundation
The Hemp Heals Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by former NHL player, Riley Cote. Through education and innovation, the organization supports sustainable agriculture practices, sustainable health and clean natural medicine, while focusing on a holistic approach to optimum health. Guided by the core belief that keeping our bodies nourished with more plant-based whole foods helps keep our mind, body and spirit healthy, the Hemp Heals Foundation is working to build and sustain a healthier society and planet. To learn more about the Hemp Heals Foundation, visit hemphealsfoundation.com.
About BodyChek Wellness
BodyChek Wellness, founded in 2017 by former NHL player Riley Cote, develops high-quality, sustainable hemp-derived products that support positive change, balance and recovery in individuals from all walks of life. The company lives by the philosophy that there is an athlete in all of us and everyone can benefit from a natural solution for pain relief, improved sleep, and mental health management. By implementing BodyChek products into a larger wellness regimen, BodyChek’s hope is that individuals experience a better road to recovery and achieve balance, something every body deserves. For more information about the company and its products, visit bodychekwellness.com.
About Athletes for CARE
Athletes for CARE (A4C) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping athletes find support, opportunity and purpose after a career in sports. Founded in 2016, A4C creates a community to help athletes leverage their influence to give back and build meaningful relationships; advocates for the health, safety and wellbeing of more than two billion people of all ages who compete annually in sanctioned sports globally; supports research efforts that have a direct impact on the quality of life of athletes; and educates the public about effective alternative treatment options for mental and physical illnesses such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse and opioid dependency. For more information about A4C, visit athletesforcare.org.