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September 15, 2010 15:15 ET

Senators Tee-off at 17th Annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2010) - The Ottawa Senators announced today players and staff will take to the links on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Kanata Golf & Country Club for the 17th annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic, which has raised more than $1,220,000 over the last 16 years.

Bell and the Sens Foundation announced in May 2006 a commitment to raise $1 million for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) over a five-year period. The 17th annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic, which is the club's first official public function of the season, represents the culmination of that commitment.

"The healthcare services provided by CHEO are second to none; we are very fortunate to have them available in our community," said Danielle Robinson, president of the Sens Foundation. "It has been a privilege to work with a great partner like Bell, whose commitment to our community and support of institutions like CHEO are unparalleled."

"The Bell-Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic is an event we look forward to every year. As in previous years, funds raised from this event will make a real difference for many children and families in our community." said Gary Cameron, vice-president - professional services, Bell Canada. "We continue to be proud of our work with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Sens Foundation to achieve our fundraising goal." 

At 9:15 a.m., Senators alternate captains Chris Phillips and Mike Fisher, Robinson and Cameron will meet CHEO patients Bryce Gute, Cassandra Stevens, Zachary Thurston and Kyle Martelle. The group will assemble for a photo opportunity.

Interviews with players will take place at the golf course until 9:40 a.m., prior to the 10 a.m. shotgun start. A complete list of players, staff, management and alumni will be available at the registration desk.

The tournament reception and dinner at Scotiabank Place will begin at 4 p.m. with remarks from Senators president Cyril Leeder, Robinson, Cameron and CHEO Foundation president and chief executive officer Fred Bartlett. The evening will wrap up with live auctions, raffle winners and cheque presentations.

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