March 14, 2013

About the Foundation

The Ricky Ryp Foundation was founded in 2012 for the purpose of continuing Rick Rypien’s legacy through charitable works. During his years in Junior and Pro hockey Rick was involved with many charities in the towns and cities he played in. The purpose of this Foundation is to continue with these actions by providing support to individuals and/or groups characterized into two categories. The “Local Talent” category will provide funding and/or equipment to help those further themselves in academics, athletics or the arts. The intentions of the “Those in Need” category is to provide funding and assistance to individuals and/or families who suffer hardship through either illness, injury or other personal struggles.  In 2012, three events were hosted by the Foundation: 
1) A golf tournament and charity auction took place in August which drew over 200 golfers in a two day event.  Read More Here!

January Announcements

We are pleased to confirm for 2013 the following events. The Charity Golf Tournament and Auction will run August 9th, 10th and 11th. The Celebrity Hockey Game is planned for August at the Coleman Sports Complex. The exact date for this game is being finalized and more information will be provided in the near future. The Ricky Ryp foundation will once again partner with the Municipality of the Crowsnest Pass for the Ricky Ryp Hockey School and Conditioning Camp which will run from August 12th to 23rd. For more details on the events please check out our Events page or subscribe to our Newsletter for regular updates. 

In 2012 $18 000 was donated to the three people which qualified for the foundations “those in need” category. Kids Sport was also given a donation of $2000 which will help financially support local children’s participation in various activities. We would like to thank all those who took part in the events and generously donated to make this possible.