Five Hole for Food

Five Hole for Food
Chevrolet Canada

Chevrolet Canada

June 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Chevrolet Canada is Driving Change with Five Hole For Food

Teaming up to drop the puck in support of local food banks

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2011) - Chevrolet has partnered with Five Hole For Food (FHFF) on their annual Coast-to-Coast street hockey tour to collect food and donations in support of local area food banks.

Founded by hockey enthusiast, Richard Loat, FHFF is a fun, innovative initiative that partners with professional and amateur hockey teams throughout its 17-day cross-country street hockey tour to raise awareness about hunger issues in Canada.

"We see Chevrolet Canada and Five Hole For Food as a perfect match – both organizations are pushing the boundaries in their commitment to drive change," said Jason Easton, Manager of Corporate Communications at Chevrolet Canada. "Chevrolet is dedicated to making a difference for Canadians. We are honoured to have the unique opportunity to help Five Hole For Food raise significant funding and awareness for hunger issues as the organizers tour the country."

With Chevrolet Canada in the game as the organization's exclusive automotive sponsor, the team from FHFF will cross the country in a truly all-star vehicle, the Canadian-built 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. This compact crossover offers enough space for the FHFF team and their equipment while maximizing comfort and fuel efficiency for those long stretches of Canadian highway.

"As Canadians, we know the value of helping our fellow neighbour. Five Hole For Food recognizes that we have an important role to play in reducing hunger across our country," says Richard Loat. "By aligning with sponsors like Chevrolet Canada that share our dedication and commitment to the cause, we can continue to spread the message about issues that matter while helping families in need."

On each leg of the trip, the organizers of FHFF will set up a rink in the heart of each respective city involved. They will invite the public to join their fight against hunger by participating in a street hockey game. All food and donations collected will go directly to the local food bank in each city.

Five Hole For Food tour dates are as follows:

June 23 – St. John's, Newfoundland
June 25 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 26 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
June 27 – Saint John, New Brunswick
June 29 – Montreal, Quebec
June 30 – Ottawa, Ontario
July 1 – Toronto, Ontario
July 3 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 4 – Regina, Saskatchewan
July 5 – Calgary, Alberta
July 6 – Edmonton, Alberta
July 8 – Victoria, BC
July 9 – Vancouver, BC

About Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food is a grassroots campaign involving a 17-day cross-country roadtrip to play ball hockey and generate donations to food banks. We've organized ball hockey games in 13 Canadian cities with partnerships secured with local food banks in each city. For more information on Five Hole For Food, please visit http://www.fiveholeforfood.com/.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 140 countries. From today's Cruze Eco which consumes just 4.6 L/100 km on the highway to the Volt coming this fall, which provides up to 80 kilometres of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 500 kilometres of extended range, Chevrolet offers gas-friendly to gas-free solutions. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a host of new, smaller, highly efficient models to come including the all-new Orlando and Sonic (fall 2011) and Spark (2012). Chevrolet also provides iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro as well as dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

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