Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

April 14, 2009 13:59 ET

10th Annual Bell Capital Cup Donates $228,000 to Local Charities and Minor Hockey

Planning already underway for 2010 tournament

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) - The organizing committee for the Bell Capital Cup announced today the 10th annual festival held from Dec. 28, 2008, to Jan. 1, 2009, raised $228,000 for minor hockey and local charities.

From this year's tournament, the Bell Capital Cup is pleased to support Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO), St. Patrick's Home Bed Fund, the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre Foundation, Camp Smitty through the Ottawa Senators Alumni, the Max Keeping Foundation, the Goodwill Ambassadors, La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie, the Algonquin College Foundation, the Lori Hyland-MacDonald Scholarship Fund at the University of Ottawa, the Regional Cancer Foundation, the Ottawa Food Bank, the Sens Foundation in support of Project s.t.e.p., along with the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association, Hockey Outaouais and local minor hockey organizations.

Presenting the cheques to the recipient organizations are Bell Capital Cup board members, key sponsors, City of Ottawa mayor Larry O'Brien, Gary Cameron of Bell and tournament co-chair Cyril Leeder. The Bell Capital Cup has raised more than $1,750,000 for minor hockey and local charities in its first 10 years of operation.

The 2009 Bell Capital Cup played host to 485 teams and more than 8,000 atom- and peewee-aged (9, 10, 11 and 12 years old) players, hosting more than 900 games across the national capital region. Games were played on 30 local ice surfaces in the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, with the 19 division finals held at the Bell Sensplex. Participating teams came from across Canada and the United States, as well as China, Finland and Germany.

Registration for the 2010 Bell Capital Cup, which will be held from Dec. 30, 2009, to Jan. 3, 2010, is now open. Five hundred atom- and peewee-aged teams in 19 divisions are expected to participate in the 11th edition of the tournament, with entrants expected from the United States, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Scotland.

Based on the 2005 Bell Capital Cup Economic Impact Assessment Study (conducted by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance), the province of Ontario realized an economic impact of $13.16 million for the 2009 tournament, of which $9.13 million was realized by the city of Ottawa. Utilizing the results of the 2005 study, the Bell Capital Cup has impacted the province's economy by more than $95 million, including $66 million within the city of Ottawa, throughout the tournament's 10-year history.

The Bell Capital Cup is a non-profit incorporation with a mandate to support local charities and minor hockey throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Established in 2000 with 94 teams, the Bell Capital Cup has grown to become the world's largest minor hockey tournament as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and is considered the premier minor hockey tournament for atom- and peewee-aged players.



BELL CAPITAL CUP

SUMMARY OF MONIES RAISED


2009 BELL CAPITAL CUP

DONATIONS TO LOCAL CHARITIES (Note 1) $47,000

MINOR HOCKEY CONTRIBUTIONS $181,571
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TOTAL FOR 2009 FESTIVAL $228,571
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MONIES DONATED FROM ALL FESTIVALS

2000 BELL CAPITAL CUP $41,000

2001 BELL CAPITAL CUP $105,000

2002 BELL CAPITAL CUP $105,300

2003 BELL CAPITAL CUP $146,000

2004 BELL CAPITAL CUP $266,000

2005 BELL CAPITAL CUP $191,807

2006 BELL CAPITAL CUP $142,156

2007 BELL CAPITAL CUP $221,000

2008 BELL CAPITAL CUP $309,120

2009 BELL CAPITAL CUP $228,571
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TOTAL DONATIONS FROM ALL FESTIVALS $1,754,955
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Note 1 - Local charity donations for 2009 include:

Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO)

St. Patrick's Home Bed Fund

Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre Foundation

Ottawa Senators Alumni in support of Camp Smitty

Max Keeping Foundation

Goodwill Ambassadors

La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie

Algonquin College Foundation

Lori Hyland-MacDonald Scholarship Fund at the University of Ottawa

Regional Cancer Foundation

Ottawa Food Bank

Sens Foundation in support of the Project s.t.e.p.

Hockey Outaouais

Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association

Contact Information

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