Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

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Ottawa Senators Foundation

Ottawa Senators Foundation

October 22, 2007 14:42 ET

Sens Foundation Makes Largest One-Day Donation

Impact to the Community Nearing $50 Million

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - With its donation of $840,000 to 32 local charitable organizations today at Scotiabank Place, the Sens Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club drew nearer to achieving $50 million in contributions to community initiatives in the National Capital Region since the hockey club's return to the National Hockey League in 1992.

Under the ownership of Eugene Melnyk since August 2003, the Ottawa Senators together with the Sens Foundation, alumni, partners and fans, have contributed more than $35 million to community initiatives. Among the organization's many accomplishments are the creation of Roger's House, a pediatric and palliative care facility located on the grounds at CHEO, which opened in April 2006, and the construction of Bell Sensplex, a multi-use facility that has welcomed minor hockey, figure skating, soccer and other sports and community events since December 2004.

Launched in October 1998, the Sens Foundation provides direct financial aid to organizations within the eastern Ontario and western Quebec regions that service disadvantaged youth. Today's beneficiary day featured the Sens Foundation, along with co-event fundraisers and corporate partners, presenting cheques to the following 32 local charitable organizations:

Roger's House $250,000

CHEO Foundation $175,000

Easter Seals Ontario $66,000

Ottawa Special Olympics $29,000

Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation $25,000

Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation $25,000

Carleton Place and District Youth Centre $20,000

Centre Espoir de Gatineau $20,000

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre $20,000

Ottawa Fire Services $20,000

Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa Carleton $18,500

Scouts Canada - Ottawa Chapters $17,500

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer $15,000

Spectrum Intervention Group $15,000

Champions For Children Foundation $10,000

L'Arche Agape $10,000

National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA $10,000

Neuroblastoma Reseach $10,000

Operation Go Home $10,000

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health $10,000

Little Troopers Foundation $8,000

Clifford Bowey Public School Foundation $7,500

Junior Achievement Ottawa Carleton District $7,500

Canadian Diabetes Association $5,000

Children At Risk $5,000

LiveWorkPlay $5,000

Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre $5,000

Pediatric Liver Foundation $5,000

South Nepean Autism Centre $5,000

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation $5,000

Madawaska Valley Ass'n for Community Living $3,000

Ten Oaks Project $3,000

The "Giving back to Hockey Country" document is available at the following adress: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/Givingback-eng1.pdf

Contact Information

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