MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is proud to announce that the fundraising activities of its seventh annual Radio-Telethon presented on March 10 on 98,5 FM, RDS, Sportsnet and TSN Radio 690 has raised over $100,000 so far thanks to the generosity of Canadiens fans.
“As we saw during this seventh annual Radio-Telethon, Canadiens fans once again stepped up to the plate in support of our cause and their big-heartedness helped us raised an important amount of money. Thanks to them, the Foundation can pursue its mission and help numerous charitable organisations as it will soon announce who the grant recipients will be for 2016,” said Geoff Molson, president and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens.
The outstanding support from the team broadcasters contributes not only to the fundraising but also to bring to light the Montreal Canadiens family’s commitment to the community and the Foundation’s mission and initiatives across the province of Quebec. Furthermore, to ensure the success of this special fundraising event, the Foundation relies on partners such as Bell and Desjardins, as well as the participation of an army of volunteers, including spouses of Canadiens players, Alumni and personalities along with an array of collaborators who graciously donated their time and expertise for the cause.
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.