Senators make tracks for Roger's House, ailing child

Players, hockey executives lend helping hand to Rideau Carleton Raceway fundraiser

Friday, 26.08.2011 / 6:45 PM / Features By Rob Brodie - OttawaSenators.com

Call it a night of racing for a Sens-ational cause.

Rideau Carleton Raceway played host to the Dine and Dash for Dominic fundraiser on Friday night, with proceeds from the event being shared by the family of six-year-old Dominic Richmire and Roger's House.

Richmire suffers from a Diffused Pontine Glioma brain stem tumour, which affects numerous cranial nerves within his body. He currently receives treatment at both the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Roger's House, the charity of choice of the Sens Foundation.

“On behalf of Roger’s House, the Sens Foundation is very pleased to have been selected as a recipient charity of tonight’s event.” said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson. “We’d like to thank all the participants for making it so special for all involved.”

Those in attendance at the race track got to rub shoulders with a rather large contingent from the Senators organization, which included assistant general manager and avid horseman Tim Murray, new head coach Paul MacLean, assistant coach Dave Cameron and team players Bobby Butler, Matt Carkner, Stephane Da Costa, Nikita Filatov, Robin Lehner, David Rundblad, Mika Zibanejad and former Senators forward Rob Murphy, now a pro scout with the club.

“Seeing the support from the community and the hockey club tonight is a terrific example of just how important Roger’s House is,” said Robinson. “The awareness generated at events like this about the children and families who rely on Roger’s House for support is tremendous.”