Skate To Great

Skate To Great

January 27, 2015 07:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Skate To Great National Skate Drive Comes to Montreal

FedEx collecting and delivering skates to Canadian youth in need

#DonateSkates

SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2015) -

Who: Skate To Great founder/"serial entrepreneur" Evan Kosiner, former Montreal Canadien Patrice Brisebois, ice dancers Élisabeth Paradis and François-Xavier Ouellette, local dignitaries and kids from local hockey clubs donating skates.
What: Highly visual event where local kids will be collecting skates and hockey equipment in support of Skate To Great.
Skate To Great will have a "mini-rink" where they are asking people to drop off gently used figure and hockey skates that will be passed on to youngsters anxious to learn to skate. FedEx Express Canada is collecting the skates at its Saint-Laurent location from January 27 to February 5th and providing Skate To Great with free shipping services to get all skates received from this skate drive to kids who need them. Other dropping locations can be found on the Stake To Great website (http://skatetogreat.org/donation)
Those who donate will be encouraged to participate in a Twitter campaign to raise awareness of the skate drive so more Canadian kids can participate in our national pastime. Donors can take a picture when donating and tweet @FedExCanada using the hashtag #DonateSkates.
Why: Hockey and skating is expensive. Many parents cannot afford to register their kids or pay for equipment. The average cost of hockey equipment for one child is $740*. The number is higher for goalies. Skate To Great and FedEx want to remove barriers to hockey by providing skates and equipment to Canadian kids in need.
Where: FedEx Express
4041 Rue Sere
Saint-Laurent, QC
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Links: http://www.skatetogreat.org/
http://youtu.be/LWz3zkeudhM
Social Media: #DonateSkates
@FedExCanada
@SkateToGreat
www.facebook.com/FedExCanada
www.facebook.com/skatetogreat

About FedEx and Skate To Great

FedEx Express Canada is a proud supporter of Skate To Great, an organization that collects new and used hockey and figure skates (along with equipment such as pads, sticks and helmets) for local schools, programs and charities across Canada that need them. Recipients can then participate in programs that provide skating opportunities in a supportive environment. To learn more about our work with Skate To Great, please watch this video at http://youtu.be/LWz3zkeudhM.

*Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/sports-junior/

Contact Information

  • Sophie Allard
    APR at 514 433-3030, ext. 771
    sa@ahcom.ca