American Legend John McEnroe Signs Up for a Noble Cause for Youth Sports With Canadian World Champion

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John McEnroe‘s initiative to raise funds for youth sports has been acknowledged and joined by an Olympian. McEnroe is attending the 31st annual RBC JCC Sports Dinner to inspire the guests. This is one of the famous sports fundraising dinners and will be hosted in Vancouver. However, McEnroe will be accompanied by a former Olympian in freestyle skiing from Vernon.
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The guest list has already attracted a lot of fans to the event. Scholarship holders and program-enlisted candidates of JCC from exclusively Vancouver are allowed to experience this amazing opportunity. But can you guess who the surprise guest along with legendary tennis player and seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe is?
John McEnroe joins former skiing world champion at Vancouver’s fundraiser dinner
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The former world champion of Big Air, Elena Gaskell is the other guest along with John McEnroe. She felt truly excited to be a part of this objective. Gaskell said, “It was a great experience, meeting so many sports fans who are also really passionate about supporting community-level recreation in BC. During the reception, there was also a very competitive game of giant Jenga, with hundreds watching – which I won of course!”
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Gaskell also expressed her excitement about meeting John McEnroe. She further said, “Last year I shared a stage with Rob Gronkowski, so I think I’ll be ready for John McEnroe, They’re both big personalities so it will be a lot of fun.”
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Vernon’s former World Champion will go through a knee surgery this Friday for an injury she sustained last month while training. Now, Gaskell is trying to take things a bit slow. However, this Olympian skier is excited to click pictures with people and help the event be a fulfilling one.
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John McEnroe and Elena Gaskell’s presence at the JCC Vancouver annual youth sports fundraising dinner is already a hit. They will hopefully bring an unimaginable amount of funds to support more youth sports scholarships and programs.
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