Ian Laperriere in the Community
"We're in a great position...we've got a great life...we're healthy...I've got a great family. I appreciate everything God gives me and if it's my way to give it back to the community, that's what I'll do."
Ian Laperriere, Honor and Courage – Tough Guys of the NHL DVD
Annual Visit to The Children's Hospital
Keeping Up (Player) Appearances
(from the West Fargo Pioneer)
"...A few hours later and a few miles away, Ian Laperriere skates over to a boy who's curled up on the ice, away from the other kids. The Avalanche right winger offers a few words of encouragement, then helps the youngster up and skates alongside him, grinning all the way..."
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Ian Laperriere signs an autograph for a member of the Colorado Special Hockey team.
(AP Photo/John Marshall)
Photos from the Colorado Avalanche Official Game Program
Our Visit to Ronald McDonald House
Cruisin' The Lanes Bowling Event
From the Rocky Mountain News:
John-Michael Liles, Ian Laperriere , Ken Klee and Brett McLean are seeking fans and sponsors for a charity bowling tournament scheduled for Saturday at Lucky Strike Lanes at Denver Pavilions downtown.
Proceeds will benefit Hinote's Heroes, which was started by former Avalanche forward Dan Hinote to help families of children with cancer at Children's Hospital; Teammates for Kids, Garth Brooks' foundation for children's charities; and Kroenke Sports Charities, which provides literacy, educational, health and fitness programs for children throughout Colorado.
General admission tickets are $100 and include food, four drink tickets, the chance to mingle with sports and other celebrities, and complimentary bowling after the tournament. The event will include a silent auction for sports memorabilia and other items.
John Michael Liles says Lappy's bowling is "poetry in motion."
(Photo by Laura Lynn Myers)
Ian Laperriere was one of three recipients of the 2007 Chopper Travaglini Award.
This award is presented to the team players that best exemplify Chopper's legacy of giving back to children in the community.
Ian Laperriere and Paul Andrews, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for KSE, at Chopper's Dinner, February 21, 2007 at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by Michael Martin, RMN)
(from the Rocky Mountain News, 3/14/07)
Emcee Kyle Keefe had questions for the players from fans in the crowd:
Q: For Liles from a 19-year-old female fan. "Who's the best dancer on the team? Who's the worst?"
A: "Ian Laperriere – he's both!" (Apparently, he dances like Michael Jackson, circa early '80s.)
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(from the Rocky Mountain News, 3/27/07)
Avalanche players have nominated Ian Laperriere for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded by the Board of Governors to a player for leadership and for making a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to the community.
The late Frank "King" Clancy was an NHL player, coach, referee and executive and is in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Avs Better Halves Brunch and Fashion Show 2007