Ottawa Senators Foundation

Ottawa Senators Foundation

July 12, 2007 11:47 ET

5th Annual Direct Energy Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House Presented by Scotiabank is Set for Sunday, Sept. 9

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - The Ottawa Senators Foundation announced today the Direct Energy Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House presented by Scotiabank is set for Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Brookstreet Resort in Kanata, Ont.

Event registration is now open and a new website has been launched for the fifth annual event, which can be accessed by visiting the Sens Foundation website at www.ottawasenatorsfoundation.com.

Roger's House is the charity of choice of the Sens foundation. Located on the grounds of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Roger's House provides a comprehensive pediatric respite and palliative care program with elements of outreach, residential hospice, pain and symptom management, grief and bereavement counseling; and research.

Since opening its doors in May 2006, Roger's House has had 195 admissions. The welcoming home-away-from-home atmosphere comforts children and families that are admitted to the state-of-the-art, eight-bedroom facility, where dedicated professionals and volunteers provide the very best in compassionate care and support.

The Sens foundation has made a long-term commitment to cover an important portion of the annual operating costs for Roger's House. The Direct Energy Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House, with its two-, five-, and 10-kilometre event routes, is a terrific way to get involved and support the Sens foundation, while making an important and lasting contribution to countless children and their family members in a great time of need.

In 2006, the Direct Energy Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House raised $235,000 and boasted close to 1,000 participants. Ottawa Senators players Mike Fisher, Jason Spezza and Chris Kelly welcomed event participants, Spartacat led the pre-event stretch and Max Keeping emceed the festivities.

The 5th Annual Direct Energy Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House promises to be another success. For full event details and to register for the event, visit www.ottawasenatorsfoundation.com

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Steve Keogh, 613-599-0326
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289