Today, kids are spending an average of six hours per day with media. Barriers such as registration fees, equipment costs, and transportation are keeping kids on the bench and missing out on important life lessons that can help shape their future.
The Ottawa Senators Foundation believes that all kids deserve an opportunity to play. In the 25th anniversary year of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club we’re asking 10,000 fans to make a $25 donation to Stick-Up for Kids, to build a new SENS RINK with us in one of Ottawa’s most deserving areas: Heatherington Park.
SENS RINKS are more than just hockey, with support from the City of Ottawa, SENS RINKS are year round recreational destinations. Facilities designed to offer a variety of free and low-cost activities such as ice hockey, skating, figure skating, ball hockey, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, footsol, bicycle rodeos, summer day camps, and a variety of “learn to play” programs designed to introduce kids to sport. Most importantly, SENS RINKS are social hubs where kids and families can gather to get active, build friendships and foster pride in their community.
All donors contributing $25 or more to the Stick-Up for Kids campaign will receive:
- A tax receipt for your contribution.
- An official invitation to the ground-breaking and opening ceremonies of the SENS RINK in Heatherington Park.
- An official thank-you photo, representing the 2016-17 Ottawa Senators Hockey team with their “Sticks-Up”, saluting and thanking fans, from the final regular season home game.
- First & Last name recognition (with donor permission) at the SENS RINK site.
The NHL and NHLPA, via the Industry Growth Fund, will Stick-Up for Kids too by matching the first $100,000 raised in this campaign. We have until June 30, 2017 to reach our fundraising goals together. If successful in meeting our goals the Ottawa senators Foundation will be in a position to construct the new SENS RINK late summer, early fall, ensuring kids will be outdoors enjoying a variety of sporting activities, at the start of the 2017-18 Ottawa Senators season.
Here is how you can get involved:
- Donate Online (below)
- Donate with credit card by phone by calling 613-599-0323
Please Stick Up for Kids and be a Game Changer for Youth today!