After retiring from playing hockey, former Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco has maintained the affinity for nonprofit work he had as a player. Turco serves as president of C5 Youth Foundation of Texas, an organization that works with at-risk youth to shepherd them from eighth grade through high school graduation. Their track record includes nearly all of their graduates advancing to college.

Part of Turco’s job includes fundraising, and he has an event coming up May 11th that draws inspiration from his hockey equipment. The Behind The Masque Gala, presented by Aimbridge Hospitality, is a masquerade ball. In this video interview, Turco explains a few details about the event and delves into his own experience of wearing custom-made masks when he played. He also talks about why he feels C5 Texas to be such a worthwhile organization.

To learn more about C5 or to support them by purchasing Behind the Masque tickets, visit