2022 Celebrity Challenge – Team Wendel Clarks
2022 CELEBRITY CHALLENGE
The ENS AUTO 2022 Celebrity Challenge Event partners ten locally-owned restaurants and 20 local celebrities, to raise funds for numerous local non-profits, as well as increase sales and provide valuable local exposure for the restaurant partners. The restaurant partners have also each committed to providing 500 meals to the Friendship Inn over the course of the next 12 months.
HOW DOES THE CELEBRITY CHALLENGE WORK?
Celebrity Take Out Challenge is an annual event where 2 local celebrities are teamed with a local restaurant partner. Each celebrity team will do their best to promote their restaurant and raise as much money as possible with gift card sales for their restaurant partner. The restaurants are graciously donating a minimum of 15% of all gift cards sold!
After the July long weekend you have an option to pick up you gift certificates at 2 locations: Al Anderson Sports or Lucky Bastard Distillery.
Alternatively we can also deliver your gift cards to your home or office.
At the end of the event, the winning team is the one who has sold the most gift cards and increased the Facebook & Instagram fans/followers of their restaurant partners the most over the challenge period – June 3rd – June 24th.
Meet 2022 CELEBRITY CHALLENGE – TEAM WENDEL CLARK’S
We are happy to introduce you to Team Wendel Clark’s, featuring 2 powerhouse Saskatoon-born hockey players, Rich Pilon and Emily Clark. Both have achieved great success in the world of hockey, we are excited to see this team assist each other in the sale of gift cards.
Find out more about the two celebrities and learn about Wendel Clark’s specialties!! Then show your support for TEAM WENDEL CLARK’S by clicking the button below and purchasing gift cards!
Rich Pilon is a Canadian retired ice hockey play of Metis heritage. He was drafted 143rd overall in the 1986 NHL entry Draft by the New York Islanders. Playing as a defencemen. Pilon played for the Islanders, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues during his 15-year NHL career.
Rich grew up as a young Metis boy in the town of St. Louis racing chuckwagon and playing hockey. In his talks he connects with youth about the difficulties he faced growing up in a small with town with his family struggled greatly to make ends meet. He talks about the trials and tribulations of making it to the NHL where towards the end of his career he lost control and lost everything because of drugs and alcohol. He talks about how it came close to costing him his life about how he survived. Now, he is grateful to be here sober 17 years later and how horses helped maintain his mental health.
Emily Clark is a member of the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team and made her debut at the Four Nations Cup in 2014. A native of Saskatoon, SK, Emily’s hockey journey led her to the University of Wisconsin where she graduated with a B.S. in Economics. While in Madison, Emily achieved athletic success which was a precursor of her national team journey. At Wisconsin, she won a NCAA Championship in her senior year in addition to 4 WCHA League championships, conference accolades (All-Rookie Team, All-Academic Teams & Conference All-Star teams) and having reached the Frozen Four all four years while at the Big Ten Conference institution.
During her Hockey Canada career, Emily has won 2 Olympic medals (including Olympic Gold at Beijing 2022), 3 World Championship medals (including Worlds Gold in Calgary in August 2021) and has played 80 games with the Women’s National Team through the end of Beijing 2022. After graduation from Wisconsin, Clark became an inaugural member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association since its inception in 2019 playing for the region of Montreal’s squad. During the 2020-21 campaign, Team Bauer (Montreal) won the Canadian Secret (deodorant) Cup championship.
Off the ice, Emily has lent her time in-person and virtually with two charitable endeavours, Heros Hockey and the other is Hockey Gives Blood
As a Heros Hockey volunteer, the charity works to support youth with barriers to access sport in their communities due to poverty and other related social issues. These young people often face a range of challenges including isolation, disconnection from peers, and not feeling fully integrated in their community. Through the SuperHEROS programs in Calgary, Edmonton, and Regina they provide a same safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to youth living with physical and cognitive challenges. Hockey Gives Blood is a non-profit society that has partnered with the Canadian Blood Services in an effort to engage and educate the hockey community about the importance of blood and stem cell donation. In wake of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos tragedy, Hockey Gives Blood set out to build something that is positive, is long-lasting, and is a tool for the hockey community to make a positive impact at every level.
Emily has endorsement deals with Sher-Wood Hockey and Save-On Foods. As a part of her Sher- Wood deal, Emily will have the opportunity to donate hockey equipment to local communities throughout the nation. She currently resides in Calgary, AB.
Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill & Bar cleverly combines the comfort and warm atmosphere of a lounge with the upbeat energy of a sports bar. The design of the space and the menu selection has been engineered to appeal to sports fans as well as families, groups, and business people alike. The menu features several signature items such as AAA Canadian steaks, gourmet poutine and burgers, ribs, pasta, a wide seafood selection, and of course, bar favourites such as nachos and fresh breaded roaster wings.
“Great Food – Great Memories”
How great is this event!
To show your support of our restaurants & your favourite celebrities:
- Check out their websites.
- Check out their social media.
- Show support and purchase a gift card – the ultimate commitment
Proceeds from the 2022 event will benefit several local non-profits:
- Care and Share
- Big Brother Big Sisters Saskatoon
- Help One
- Haven Kids House (formerly Saskatoon Crisis Nursery)
- Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation
- And more