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Seventh edition of the Radio-Telethon benefiting the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is pleased to host the seventh edition of its Radio-Telethon on Thursday March 10 in partnership with rights holders RDS, 98,5 fm and TSN Radio 690. Presented in collaboration with Bell and Desjardins, the event aims at supporting the efforts of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation to provide a brighter and healthier future for children in need, and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among Quebec youth.

From 4 p.m. on, studio hosts from RDS and both radio stations will be inviting the listeners to make a pledge to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. Members of the Montreal Canadiens family and representatives of various organizations that benefited from the Foundation’s support over the years will be on hand during various shows of our broadcasters. At the Bell Centre, Chantal Machabée from RDS will be on site to conduct interviews. Canadiens Alumni Guy Lafleur, Réjean Houle, Yvan Cournoyer, Patrick Poulin, Steve Bégin, the current player’s spouses as well as many Quebec celebrities will be working the phones to receive pledges from the general public until the end of the hockey game between the Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres.

“Once again this year, the Canadiens’ family at large as well as the Foundation are very grateful for the support and dedication of the Canadiens’ rights holders RDS, 98,5 fm and TSN Radio 690 in making this annual event a resounding success, said Geoff Molson, president and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens. We certainly hope that all listeners and fans will tune in and be generous in helping us surpass last year’s.”

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HOW TO PLEDGE:

BY PHONE1-888-925-2133

ONLINEfondation.canadiens.com and via Accès D Desjardins

TEXT MESSAGEText HABS to 45678 to make a $10 donation

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PHOTO PROMOTION

•Donate $50 and receive a 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of Max Pacioretty

•Donate $100 and receive a 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of Max Pacioretty and a 10’’ x 8’’ photo of Carey Price

•Donate $250 and receive as well a 10’’ x 8’’ glossy photo of Guy Lafleur

GEOFF MOLSON PROMOTION

The first six people to make a $1,500 donation or more will receive a hockey stick signed by the team and a pair of tickets to attend a Canadiens game in a private suite at the Bell Centre during the 2016-17 season. The package includes catering and bar service and an opportunity to meet Geoff Molson in person.

About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation

The Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation, who celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2015, provides help and support to children in need. The Foundation encourages physical activity and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle among disadvantaged youth from 4 to 17 years old. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated upwards of $18 million to more than 630 charitable endeavors from across the province of Quebec who work for the well-being of underprivileged children. The Foundation fulfills its mandate in two ways: first, through a unique flagship project – the BLEU BLANC BOUGE program - which consists of building community refrigerated and multisport rinks, secondly by providing financial support to organizations whose projects and programs allow children to adopt healthy lifestyles by being more active.

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