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January 14, 2010 15:00 ET

"X" Marks the Spot for National Freestyle Ski Team as It Searches for Gold

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2010) - Ty Hall, a rising Canadian musician, has announced his support for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team by pledging the net proceeds to the team for every download of the track "Pirate's Gold."

"We know how important every dollar is to amateur athletes and just want to do our bit to help" said the 27 year old Hall, "there's a great and long-standing connection between Freestyle and music - so this is a natural fit for us".

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association CEO Peter Judge agrees, "Rock -n- Roll was part of Freestyle from its start in the 1970s so this is very cool. Ty and his band are part of a great tradition and we really appreciate their support and this initiative."

The track, "Pirates Gold" can be downloaded from iTunes, and the campaign as a whole has received tremendous support from the Canadian music industry as well as team sponsors that include Canada Post. This is a great initiative put forward by the Canadian arts to help Canadian sport compete at the highest level possible. It is a great opportunity for Canadians as a whole to rally around a team and athletes that successfully won a gold medal in the sport at the 2006 Winter Games and will be looking to do the same in Vancouver next month.

Rock-reggae getaways for your soul with Manhattan swagger; sums up Canadian musician Ty Hall. Best described as a charismatic fearless front man, with an affinity for the sounds of the beach his influences include such acts as Sublime, Rancid and Bob Marley. The music is fresh and has found great appeal among the college audience. Described as, "The most interesting man in the world" by John Moran (Live 88.5, Ottawa Canada) Ty Hall was the #19 most added act to U.S. college radio in the United States and is the first to know about adversity and reaching goals. Mr. Hall was struck by a reckless driver on July 11, 2003. Mr. Hall used music as part of his recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

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