Sens Foundation

Sens Foundation

September 14, 2011 11:46 ET

Media Advisory: Senators Tee-Off at 18th Annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - The Ottawa Senators announced today players and staff will take to the links on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Kanata Golf & Country Club for the 18th annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic. This year tournament proceeds will support youth mental health and addiction initiatives. The tournament has raised $1.3 million over the last 17 years.

The Sens Foundation is committed to youth mental health and addictions, childhood cancers, palliative and respite care, as well as healthy living through sports and recreation activities.

Bell and the Sens Foundation will direct funds from the 18th annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health for its early identification and intervention program and to project s.t.e.p. (support, treatment, education, prevention) for its school-based substance abuse education and prevention programs geared towards young people between the ages of 13 and 17 in all high schools across the region.

On Sept. 21, 2010, Bell launched an unprecedented multi-year charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. The initiative supports a wide range of programs that will enhance awareness, understanding and treatment of mental illness and promote access to care and research across the country.

Who: Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson, Bell vice-president Gary Cameron, Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health interim president and CEO Andrée Steel, mental health advocate Rachel Scott Mignon, Project s.t.e.p ambassador Nathalie Gervais, president and chief executive office of United Way Ottawa Michael Allen and Ottawa Senators players and coaches.

When: Thursday, Sept. 15, starting at 9 a.m.

Media opportunity: 9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Designated media availability with Danielle Robinson, Gary Cameron, Rachel Scott Mignon, Nathalie Gervais, Andrée Steel, Michael Allen, Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Phillips. Alfredsson will be representing the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation for Mental Health and Phillips represents project s.t.e.p.

Where: Kanata Golf and Country Club, 7000 Campeau Dr., Kanata

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