Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

May 13, 2011 11:18 ET

Media Advisory: Senators Mascot Spartacat to Visit Sens@School Winning Class on Monday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - On Monday, May 16, Ottawa Senators ambassador of fun Spartacat will visit Robert Matheson's Grade 1 class at Nationview Public School in South Mountain, Ont. to deliver ball hockey equipment and play a game with the class, which was selected through the Sens@School Train Like the Sens program.

The Sens@School Train Like the Sens program is a healthy living initiative presented free of charge by the Senators and Sens Foundation. Designed with the assistance of local educators, Train Like the Sens encourages students to strive for a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day, every day. Mr. Matheson's class completed 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity during the school day and an additional 30 minutes of extra time outside the classroom throughout the month of April. The class was drawn as the May grand prize winner and will receive a set of practice jerseys and ball hockey equipment for their school and a chance to participate in a ball hockey game with Spartacat.

To date, more than 730 classes across eastern Ontario and western Quebec have registered for the Sens@School program, representing more than 18,000 students. Last November, the Senators welcomed more than 200 classes and 6,000 students to Scotiabank Place for the second annual Faceoff Fieldtrip, which provides students with the opportunity to watch a live team practice.

Who: Spartacat, the Senators ambassador of fun, will join Mr. Matheson's class for a ball hockey game.

When: Monday, May 16 (11:40 a.m.)

Where: Nationview Public School, 3045 County Road 1, South Mountain, Ont. K0E 1W0

Photo opportunity: Media will have the opportunity to obtain images of Spartacat as he interacts and plays ball hockey with the children.

Media representatives are asked to sign in at the school office upon arrival.

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