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Disabled man wins Stanley Cup party

May 14, 2008 at 11:02 AM

TORONTO, May 14 (UPI) -- A disabled man in Eastern Canada has won a national contest to host a party featuring the Stanley Cup delivered by six-time cup winner Mark Messier.

Based on online voting during the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast Tuesday night, Adam Bourque, of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was declared the winner of the Pepsi, Lays and Gatorade "Bring Home the Stanley Cup" contest.

Bourque has a neuromuscular disease that affects his speech, but his Internet video entry on why he deserved to host a playoff party for 20 people along with free product coupons from the sponsors won over voters. He also won a 52-inch LCD TV, home theater system and an Xbox 360 system.

The date of the party wasn't immediately disclosed, but highlights of it will be posted online afterwards at www.cbcsports.ca/bringhomethecup, where Bourque's entry video can also be seen.

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