Vancouver, BC – Canucks for Kids Fund President Paolo Aquilini announced this year’s grant recipients, following a season that saw the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) raise $2.1 million for children and families in BC.
“The Canucks for Kids Fund and Canucks Sports and Entertainment are very proud to be able to support children and families in British Columbia,” said Paolo Aquilini, Canucks for Kids Fund President. “We are grateful to our fans, sponsor partners, Canucks players and their families and the employees at Canucks Sports and Entertainment who donate their time and funds to help improve the lives of children in BC.”
This year’s grant recipients include the Canucks for Kids Fund core beneficiaries: the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and BC Children’s Hospital. Additional grant recipients include the Canucks Family Education Centre, Fin’s Friends Character Education Program, Canucks Centre for BC Hockey, Canucks Power Play program, Boys Club Network, Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC, Britannia Hockey Academy, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Hope Air, Phoenix Academy of Learning, The KidSafe Project, Rare Disease Foundation and YWCA Crabtree Corner.
Now in its 28th year of giving, the CFKF has granted more than $43.1 million to children’s charities across BC. The CFKF fundraises annually through several successful events including the CFKF Telethon, CFKF Dice & Ice, CFKF SuperSkills, Sports Celebrities Festival, CFKF 50:50 and the CFKF Jake Milford Canucks Charity Invitational.
For a full list and more information on each of the organizations the Canucks For Kids Fund supports, click here
Canucks for Kids Fund 50:50
With the generosity of our loyal fans and dedicated team of volunteers, the Canucks for Kids Fund 50:50 program is one of the most successful in the NHL. This year the Canucks for Kids Fund 50:50 program raised more than $570,000 net.
Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon
This season’s Telethon, hosted by Trevor Linden, Craig MacEwen and Suneil Samra was an enormous success, raising $545,000, the second highest total raised on Telethon day in CFKF history. Canucks wives, significant others, sponsor partners, Canucks for Kids Fund Directors and volunteers took donations by phone on the celebrity panel on April 4th. Donations were also accepted at the game by volunteers who collected contributions in the bowl and fans were invited to visit Canucks.com to donate online.