History of the Ironman Tournament

A few days after Connor was killed, coaches and friends came together to start what has now become an annual event: The Connor Johnson Memorial Cup All-Star Hockey Game.  It was decided from the beginning that the money raised from this event would help support families that have experienced the tragedy of distracted driving as well as fund our educational programs to help teach parents and teens how to avoid suffering the same fate.

In 2016, the foundation made another significant change by launching the Connor Johnson Ironman Tournament. The Ironman is to be held in August of each year and will host eight hockey teams in a round robin style tournament. Hosting the event in August will enable the foundation to reach many more teens with the distracted driving message. The Alumni All-Star game will be part of the Ironman tournament. The foundation is very excited to host the Ironman Tournament at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, PA.

In 2015, the foundation board decided to make a significant push to emphasize education – in hopes that we can prevent unnecessary tragedy.  We proposed a challenged to local SADD organizations.  The money raised at the Memorial Cup events will instead be awarded to the High School SADD program that submits the best “Comprehensive Distracted Driving Program” for implementation during the following school year.  Teens listen better to other teens…  we are confident that our students can create even better ways to reach their fellow students than we can!

We need your help to raise the money to support the winning student projects.  Please join us to help us make a difference to “Drive without Distractions… Live without Regrets!”