Monday | September 18th, 2023 | 8am | Raleigh Convention Center


Justin C. Williams

Special Advisor, Carolina Hurricanes

Master of Ceremonies

Shane Willis

Director of Youth Hockey & Community Outreach

2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

Cat Redd and Temple Sloan, Jr.

Justin Craig Williams is a former professional ice hockey right winger. He played in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, and Washington Capitals. Williams won the Stanley Cup three times: in 2006 with the Hurricanes and in 2012 and 2014 with the Kings. Nicknamed “Mr. Game 7”, Williams played nine game-seven playoff games in his NHL career, with his team sporting a 8–1 record in these games. Williams won the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the playoffs in 2014 with the Kings. In 2017, Williams returned to the Hurricanes and in 2018 was named team captain. In 2020, Williams announced his retirement from professional hockey after a 19-season NHL career, and was hired as a “special advisor” to Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell. Williams is the grandnephew of Jerry Toppazzini, a forward who played 12 seasons in the NHL. Williams and his wife, Kelly, have two children and reside in Cary, NC

Experience Boys & Girls Clubs’ Signature Special Event

Join fellow business and community leaders in supporting and celebrating Great Futures for Wake County’s kids.

The Breakfast of Champions is our largest annual fundraising event. It is an essential part of our efforts to partner with local and regional businesses to help local youth achieve their potential. Breakfast of Champions is also a business networking event and an opportunity to align your brand with the Boys & Girls Clubs. All proceeds support after-school and summer youth development programs at our 7 Wake County Clubs.

To learn more about event sponsorship, please find our sponsorship opportunities HERE and contact John Welch at (919) 500-9383 or for any questions.

Click HERE to become a Breakfast of Champions sponsor or to donate.