FORT MYERS, Fla. — Retired professional hockey player, Marvin Degon IV, a Naples, Florida resident, participated in the Hockey Summit Pro All-Star Tournament on Sunday at the Fort Myers Skatium Arena to benefit charity.

Degon, who now serves as director of athletics for VEDA Endocannabinoid Nutrition, laced up his skates Sunday for the summit’s 3×3 all-star tournament with proceeds benefiting Athletes For CARE, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Hockey Summit is an off-season training platform designed to provide the most comprehensive training environment for professional hockey players all under one roof.

“Using the most advanced training technology, DNA nutritional testing, on ice video teaching methods, and recovery techniques, we leave nothing to chance in ensuring every individual need is addressed and developed to improve performance and prolong careers for our athletes.” said, Justin Roethlingshoefer, the strength and conditioning coach for the Anaheim Ducks and co-founder of the program with Everblades great Ernie Hartlieb.

The Hockey Summit worked with Athletes For Care to put together The Pro Week Weekend as an extended benefit to the athletes and the communities where they play.

“We are dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports so teaming up with Justin and Ernie made perfect sense.” said Riley Cote, founder of Athletes for CARE.

Athletes For CARE is the first-of-its-kind in professional sports. The non-profit serves as a global advocacy and support organization created by athletes for athletes. Their mission is to raise awareness for critical health and safety issues that impact athletes of all ages and promote solutions that lead to a better quality of life.

Degon, a veteran professional hockey player with a 10-year career, knows firsthand how having access to cutting edge support systems can benefit an athlete’s success rate. He is also familiar with the struggles that can come after retirement.

“I’m excited to educate athletes on life after the sport and the nutritional alternatives that are both natural and sustainable to help them deal with the toll taken on their bodies as athletes at the professional level,” said Degon. “Athletes for Care has led the way and introduced the conversation of cannabis and hemp products into the athletic world. I’m excited be a part of the continued movement and assist in providing an educational platform.”

About VEDA:

VEDA was founded by a unique group of experts in agricultural science, chemistry, biology, healthcare, and finance. VEDA has been developed to address the overwhelming deficiency in Endocannabinoid Nutrition (ECN) that affects the health and well-being of individuals all over the world.

VEDA products are formulated to provide the highest bioavailability, the most effective delivery systems and to ensure customer accessibility and affordability. Driven by principles and quality, at VEDA we are dedicated to having a profound impact on humanity. We believe everyone should have access to quality ECN to enhance health.

VEDA provides a variety of ECN products including; tincture, spray and vape. The VEDA Active line is set to launch Fall 2018.

VEDA ECN is a subsidiary of Avant Garde Holdings Americas, Inc., dba AG Health, a research and development company of bio-pharmaceutical products, big data analytics, health information and disease management, drug formulations and commerce solutions for the U.S. cannabis and hemp industry.

For more information on AGH, visit the company’s website at