Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

September 11, 2008 11:06 ET

Senators Join in 5th Annual Launch of Sacred Heart Catholic High School's Fundraising Program

Stittsville School Raises More Than $150,000 Selling Senators Tickets

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - Sacred Heart Catholic High School is pleased to have the Ottawa Senators join the launch of its fifth Senators game tickets fundraising program Friday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. The Stittsville high school served as the Senators' pilot school for the program in 2003 and has since raised more than $150,000 selling Senators game tickets.

Senators president and CEO Roy Mlakar, right-winger Chris Neil and Spartacat will assist in the launch at the school, located just five and a half kilometres from Scotiabank Place.

During the coming Senators season, students will be selling tickets at all price levels, with $10 from each ticket going towards the school, and the balance to the Senators. For safety reasons, the students are restricted to selling tickets to family, friends and neighbours; and to co-workers at their parents' place of employment.

"Sacred Heart is excited to launch the fundraiser for the fifth year," said Alain Gareau, a teacher at Sacred Heart High School and the fundraising co-ordinator. "We are all challenged to support learning, and this Senators initiative gives us the chance to supplement funds to acquire books, equipment, sports equipment, bleachers, computers - pretty much everything."

"The Senators are very proud of the dedication shown by Sacred Heart Catholic School's student body in raising over $150,000 to better their school," said Mlakar. "This program has proved to be an excellent model for other schools to assist in their fundraising initiatives and also to give the students a sense of accomplishment and contribution to their community."

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: The media is invited to the school's general assembly. Sacred Heart Catholic High School is located at 5870 Abbott Street in Stittsville. Over 2,000 students from grades 7 to 12 attend the school.

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, Ottawa Senators, 613-599-0327
    Valerie McGillis, principal, Sacred Heart High School
    Alain Gareau, teacher (fundraising co-ordinator)
    Sacred Heart High School, 613-831-6643