June 6, 2011

Monarchs, Bruins, Kings will remember Ace Bailey

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Los Angeles Kings president of business operations Luc Robitaille and Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris, assistant coach Scott Pellerin and director of hockey operations Hubie McDonough will be joined Kathy Bailey, her son Todd Bailey and members of their family, along with an A-list of hockey celebrities for the 10th annual Ace Bailey Golf Classic at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, N.H., on Monday, June 13.

Additional celebrity golfers include former Kings VP of hockey operations/ Monarchs GM Kevin Gilmore, former Monarchs president Jeff Eisenberg, former Monarchs assistant coach Bobby Jay, and former Monarchs players Derek Bekar, Jeff Giuliano (Nashua, N.H.), Eric Healey, Doug Nolan and Richard Seeley on the links.

Former Boston Bruins players Steve Leach, Don Marcotte, Rick Middleton and Brad Park will also join former Kings and Bruins coach Robbie Ftorek (Needham, Mass.) as they spend the day out on the golf course remembering Ace along with University of New Hampshire associate coach Scott Borek.

The Ace Bailey Golf Classic is held annually to honor the memory of Garnet "Ace" Bailey, who served as the Kings director of pro scouting until his death on Sept. 11, 2001. Bailey was a passenger aboard United Flight 175 that crashed into the World Trade Center.

The Monarchs Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Monarchs, will host this year's tournament, with proceeds from the event earmarked for Catholic Medical Center and the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation.

"It is a special honor for the Monarchs Care Foundation and our celebrity attendees to participate in this annual event in remembrance of Ace," said Darren Abbott, president of the Monarchs. "Ace was a special part of the Los Angeles Kings organization in addition to the hockey community. His fun-loving and jovial demeanor touched everyone he met. The tournament has raised over $320,000 for charity over the last nine years and we remain fully committed to raising money in Ace's memory as we celebrate his life and his love for children."

Limited space remains for additional foursomes. For more information on how to participate or how to become a tournament sponsor, contact Kimberly Mueller, the Monarchs VP of public affairs, at (603) 626-7825 x6105, by email at kmueller@manchestermonarchs.com or register online at www.manchestermonarchs.com.