The 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow raised over $190,000 for various causes, including the Royal Canadian Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund, CMHA, Memorial Cup Legacy Scholarship Program, United Way, Spirit Warriors Hockey Program, and Saginaw Spirit Charitable Foundation.

By the Numbers
  • Over $55,000 CAD was awarded to the Royal Canadian Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund through the auction of commemorative jerseys.
  • More than $76,000 USD ($104,000 CAD) was raised through the in-arena 50/50, with a portion going to the Memorial Cup Legacy Scholarship Program and local United Way branches.
Yes, But

The Memorial Cup also raised funds for the CMHA and the Spirit Warriors Hockey Program, highlighting a commitment to mental health awareness and supporting disabled Veterans.

State of Play
  • The 2024 Memorial Cup saw the Saginaw Spirit claim their first CHL championship title in franchise history.
  • It featured teams from the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL, with the Spirit becoming the first U.S. franchise from Michigan to win the Memorial Cup.
What's Next

Future Memorial Cups will likely continue to support national and local initiatives, leaving positive impacts and legacies in host communities.

Bottom Line

The 2024 Memorial Cup's success in fundraising for various causes underscores its ability to make a meaningful difference, both nationally and at a local level, while also celebrating the spirit of junior hockey and honoring fallen soldiers.