Sens Foundation

Sens Foundation

February 19, 2012 00:07 ET

2012 Ferguslea Sens Soirée raises $250,000 for children and youth

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2012) - The 2012 Ferguslea Sens Soirée, the premier fundraising event of the Sens Foundation, has raised $250,000 in support of the region's children and youth. Monies raised will support the Sens Foundation and their initiatives with youth mental health and addictions, pediatric healthcare programs and outdoor community rink construction projects.

More than 700 guests, along with Senators players, members of the coaching staff and management, attended this year's event, which was themed Aloha, at Gatineau's Hilton Lac-Leamy. The players and their significant others hosted a variety of island-themed games of chance while interacting with guests during the cocktail reception. Entertainment groups Hawaiian Pacific Magic, Mike Scott & The Hawaiianaires and DJ Andrew Carter provided the entertainment.

One-of-a-kind auction items were highlighted by an all-access package to the 2012 Juno Awards, a wine exploration trip to Santiago, Chile, a package for the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Helsinki and a once-in-a-lifetime golf package with Senators tough guys Chris Neil and Matt Carkner. Senators public-address announcer Stuntman Stu of Majic 100, served as emcee for the evening, while chef Ken Coderre and his staff presented the fine cuisine.

"My sincerest thanks to the Senators players and coaches, our sponsors, table purchasers, volunteers and guests for making this year's Ferguslea Sens Soirée Aloha such a great event and for enabling the Sens Foundation to give so much back to our community in such key areas," said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson.

"The Ferguslea Sens Soirée is such a terrific event for fans," said Ferguslea president Dan Greenberg. "Not only does it offer up a truly magical night of entertainment hosted by the Ottawa Senators, but it ensures the children of our community will have support and care when they need it most and access to resources like skating rinks."

Since 1992, the Ottawa Senators and the Sens Foundation, through their annual dinner/soirée event, have provided more than $3 million to children's charities in the region. In 20 years, the Senators, the Sens Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Alumni have raised and contributed more than $65 million to the community.

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