MONTREAL – Organizers of the second annual Radio-Telethon for the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation are hailing last week’s event a resounding success, thanks to the implication of team broadcasters RDS, CKAC and CJAD, and, most importantly, the tremendous generosity of Canadiens fans, who rallied together to raise $105,000, thus surpassing last year’s numbers.
The special fundraising event, held March 17 during the Canadiens-Lightning game, was organized with the support of partners Activis, Bell and Desjardins. The popularity of the Radio-Telethon and its excellent results are also a testament to the participation of an army of volunteers, including spouses of Canadiens players, as well as Habs legends and several collaborators who donated their time and expertise.
“As we saw during this second annual Radio-Telethon, Canadiens fans once again came out in large number to support our cause, and they showed their big-heartedness, allowing us to exceed the results obtained during our inaugural event last year,” said Pierre Boivin, president and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens and president of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is determined to provide a better and healthier future for children in need, and is committed to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle among the youth. In January 2009, the Foundation launched its flagship BLEU BLANC BOUGE program with the inauguration of the first of five refrigerated multipurpose outdoor community rinks at François-Perrault Park in the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough.
This inaugural outdoor rink was followed by a second infrastructure at Le Carignan Park in Montréal-Nord, and Willibrord Park in Verdun while the construction of the fourth rink in LaSalle is scheduled for the spring of 2011. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated more than $10 million to over 400 charitable groups working to support the well-being of children across Quebec. SEE ALSO:Caps wrap up trip back in Montreal Turning the Page Habs downed in Boston