Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

June 25, 2009 14:48 ET

Media Advisory: Eugene Melnyk to make sponsorship announcement in support of Courage Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators and the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, has signed on as lead sponsor of Mark DeMontis' Quest to the West in support of Courage Canada (www.couragecanada.ca).

On June 27, Mark DeMontis, who is legally blind, will begin an epic 5,000 kilometre in-line skate from his community of Weston in Toronto to Vancouver to raise awareness and donations for Courage Canada, the not-for-profit organization he founded in 2008 focused on funding learn-to-skate programs and skill development programs for blind and visually impaired youth across Canada.

Melnyk will be available at 9:20 a.m. for comments and photo opportunities prior to the official kick-off announcement at 10 a.m.

What: Eugene Melnyk's sponsorship announcement for Courage Canada photo opportunity

Who: Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators and the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors; Mark DeMontis, Courage Canada

When: June 26, 2009, 9:20 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Where: Hockey Hall of Fame (Esso Theatre), Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto

For more information, visit www.couragecanada.ca

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