Russell Breweries Inc.

Russell Breweries Inc.

September 15, 2009 20:07 ET

On September 19th, 2009, Russell Brewing Is Supporting the Steve Nash Foundation's 'Showdown in Downtown' in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - BC based Microbrewery, the Russell Brewing Company (TSX VENTURE:RB), proudly supports the Steve Nash Foundation Showdown in Downtown, a free celebrity soccer match featuring two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash & friends, this Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at David Lam Park in downtown Vancouver.

This will be a one-of-a-kind community event, boasting a street festival beer garden and an eight-a-side soccer match. Steve Nash and his team of fellow NBA players and footballers will face off against local soccer favorites, our own Vancouver Whitecaps FC Men's team and Whitecaps FC Residency program team members.

Beergarden sponsor Russell Brewing, will donate proceeds to the Steve Nash Foundation, funds raised support a variety of important youth-based organizations. For more information please visit

"We are proud to be part of this community initiative," says Andrew Harris, President of Russell Brewing. "We are really impressed that Steve Nash has made this celebrity event accessible to anyone in the community all in the spirit of having fun and supporting a great charity. Come on down and enjoy the festivities, watch the one of a kind match and enjoy a pint of locally brewed Russell beer as the proceeds of the Beergarden will go to the Steve's charity."

What: Steve Nash Showdown in Downtown - Free Celebrity Soccer Match

When: Saturday, September 19th, 2009
1:00 PM street festival & Russell Beer Garden
3:00 PM Kick Off

Where: David Lam Park, Downtown Vancouver, BC.
Why: Raise funds for Steve Nash Foundation

About the Steve Nash Foundation

Dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. The Steve Nash Foundation operates globally to increase access to critical needs resources for children affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect. Through its own initiatives, as well as grants to child-focused non-profits, the Foundation builds healthy communities by growing health in kids. With new projects like the Gulu Youth Centre for Sport, Culture and Reconciliation the Foundation continues to expand its reach; the Foundation focuses its work in Arizona (Educare Arizona), British Columbia (BC Grants), nationally across Canada (Steve Nash Youth Basketball) and the USA (Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence Initiative), and overseas in Paraguay and Uganda (Support Hope). For more information, please visit

About Russell Brewing Company

British Columbia: Russell produces high quality beers without preservatives or pasteurization. Only the finest quality ingredients are used to produce the company's complete line up of products including award winning Russell Cream Ale, Russell Extra Special Lager, Russell Pale Ale, Russell Honey Blonde Ale and fun seasonal flavored beers like Cactus Lime Lager and Lemon Ale. Russell also has strong community partnerships and produces BC Lions Lager, which is only available during the football season. All Russell products are held to the highest quality standards to ensure that the passion that goes into crafting Russell beers comes through in the taste.

Sister brewery Fort Garry Brewing Company is located in Manitoba. Both Russell and Fort Garry Brewing are subsidiaries of Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB).

Contact Information

  • Russell Breweries Inc. - Media Enquiries
    Brian Harris
    Direct: 778.846.2331