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March 3, 2017

Ottawa Senators Foundation Telethon raises $101,875 for local children and youth

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation) announced today that it raised more than $101,875 at the Ottawa Senators Foundation Telethon which was held Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre and on TSN5. Donations were received by mobile, online, phone pledges and at Canadian Tire Centre by fans attending the game.

Funds raised will give children an opportunity to get involved in sports and after-school programs, pursue a higher education and have access to specialized physical and mental health care. CTV Ottawa News at Noon host Leanne Cusack, TSN’s Tessa Bonhomme and Brent Wallace along with TSN 1200’s Ian Mendes helped share stories about the people and programs making a difference for the thousands of children the foundation reaches

Ottawa Senators players, wives, girlfriends, executives and staff members came together to make the event possible. Corporate support from Wesley Clover Parks, Pizza Pizza, TSN and Bell Media helped generate awareness and viewers and fans responded pushing the total over the $100,000 mark.

“The community rallied around our cause this evening and as a result, thousands of children and youth will benefit from their support.” said Ottawa Senators Foundation president Danielle Robinson. “We couldn’t accomplish the work we do without the generosity of our players, alumni, partners, sponsors and fans.”

Donations can still be mailed to the Ottawa Senators Foundation at 1000 Palladium Dr., Ottawa, K2V 1A5, made online at www.sensfoundation.com or by phone at 613-599-0323.

The Ottawa Senators Foundation empowers children and youth to reach their full potential by investing in social recreation and education programs that promote both physical and mental wellness.

Visit the Ottawa Senators Foundation website: www.sensfoundation.com

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