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The Tortorella’s are to receive the John W Beach Memorial Award at the SPCA of Westchester’s Top Hat and Cocktails Gala on Friday, October 17 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains, NY.
According to the SPCA website, “John and Christine have funded a special program at the SPCA of Westchester to supply specific training and enrichment to dogs with behavioral issues that may impede their chances for getting adopted. The SPCA is proud to honor the Tortorellas’ generous and heartfelt contribution to our humane mission.”
Click here to learn more, to adopt from or donate to the SPCA or to buy tickets and attend the Gala.
Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella took part in National Cupcake Day in support of the SPCA. After all the cupcakes were devoured and the money counted, $2,016 was raised in support of the SPCA. Click Here for more information.
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was a guest on HLN withJane Velez-Mitchell discussing the very first John Tortorella NYC Dog Walk sponsored by MSG and the New York Rangers.
Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella bonded with Liam Traynor (12) when Torts coached for the New York Rangers. When coach returned to New York to play the Rangers, he reunited with Liam, who has cerebral palsy. Click here to learn more about their visit.
Tortorella and the Canucks competed in the 30th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Jake Milford Canucks Charity Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by Endeavour Silver, on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at the Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, BC. Click here to read the rest of the story.
Canucks coach John Tortorella and his wife, Christine, attended their first Dice and Ice Gala benefitting Alex Mitchell’s Canucks for Kids Fund that supports many local children’s charities.
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Canucks coach John Tortorella attended his first Dice and Ice Gala benefitting Alex Mitchell’s Canucks for Kids Fund that supports many local children’s charities.
From fundraising for cancer research to handing out free school supplies to the children of Hillsborough County’s migrant workers, from supporting seat-belt awareness to volunteering at Tampa’s The Children’s Home and the Child Abuse Council, Tortorella and Christine get their hands dirty. Read more here
Coach John Tortorella has a special bond with St. Pete Times Forum (the Tampa Bay Lightning’s home arena) security chief, Tony Castillo. And when Castillo had massive heart attack, coach regularly visited and “motivated” Castillo to get better. Read more about this in the Tampa Bay Times story at http://www.tampabay.com/sports/hockey/lightning/special-bond-connects-former-tampa-lightning-coach-john-tortorella-and/1136853