Have you ever heard of The Flying Fathers?
Well, think of the Harlem Globetrotters… but with catholic priests. And then replace basketball with hockey, and all the money raised goes to charity.
The Flying Fathers was started by Father Les Costello, a former Stanley Cup winner with the 1948 Toronto Maple Leafs, who left the NHL to pursue the priesthood.
It started as one charity game that raised over $5000 for a woman who needed help with her son’s eye surgery. The popularity of the family-friendly entertainment grew coast to coast across Canada and raised over five million dollars for many different charities.
But, like many good things, it slowly fizzled out and their wasn’t enough interested priests to keep the team going… until now.
Father John Purdue along with some of the original Flying Fathers members have resurrected the team are reuniting January 29th at 6pm in Ennismore, Ontario for a comeback game!
Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are FREE!
Tickets are available HERE.
Sooooo, watch this weeks MF’s Trans Canada Nissan Drive By. We talk hockey, the pope and yes I ask Father John some heated questions, including why priests choose celibacy.
Thanks to Trans Canada Nissan for sponsoring MF’S Drive By.