Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

March 04, 2010 12:46 ET

11th Annual Bell Capital Cup Donates $251,000 to Local Charities and Minor Hockey

Total Donations now exceed $2,000,000 since 2000

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) - The organizing committee for the Bell Capital Cup announced today that the 11th annual festival, which was held from Dec. 30, 2009 to Jan. 3, has raised more than $251,000 for minor hockey and local charities.

From this past 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, the Faucher Douglas Trust 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 Foodbank, the Sens Foundation in support of the Project s.t.e.p. program, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs, the Constable Eric Czapnik Trust along with the ODMHA, Hockey Outaouais and local minor hockey organizations.

Presenting the cheques to the recipient organizations earlier today were members of the board of directors of the Bell Capital Cup and its key sponsors; City of Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien, Bell Canada's Sandy Clement, and tournament chair Cyril Leeder. The Bell Capital Cup's 11-year total donations toward minor hockey and local charities have now exceeded $2,000,000.

The 2010 Bell Capital Cup played host to 500 teams and more than 8,500 atom and peewee- level players, with in excess of 1,000 games taking place on 32 local ice surfaces across the national capital region. The 19 division finals were held at Scotiabank Place. Participating teams came from across Canada and the United States as well as China, Finland, Germany and Switzerland.

The 12th edition of the Bell Capital Cup will be held in Ottawa and Gatineau from Dec. 30, 2010, to Jan. 3, 2011. More than 500 atom and peewee teams are expected from throughout Canada, the United States, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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 premier minor hockey tournament for atom and peewee players.


BELL CAPITAL CUP
SUMMARY OF MONIES RAISED



2010 FESTIVAL

DONATIONS TO LOCAL CHARITIES (Note 1): $63,500

MINOR HOCKEY CONTRIBUTIONS: $187,972
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TOTAL FOR 2010 FESTIVAL: $251,472
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MONIES DONATED FROM ALL FESTIVALS


Year Amount
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2000 $41,000.00

2001 $105,000.00

2002 $105,300.00

2003 $145,000.00

2004 $266,000.00

2005 $191,807.00

2006 $142,156.00

2007 $221,000.00

2008 $309,120.60

2009 $228,571.89

2010 $251,472.29
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Total $2,005,865.60
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Note 1 - Local charity donations for 2010 included:

Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa(CAYFO)

St. Patrick's Home Bed Fund

Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre Foundation

Ottawa Senators Alumni in support of the Faucher Douglas Trust

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs

Constable Eric Czapnik Trust

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 Foodbank

Sens Foundation in support of the capital s.t.e.p. program

Hockey Outaouais

Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association

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