Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will hold their 23nd annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, presented by Chevrolet, on Thursday, April 4th at Rogers Arena with all proceeds supporting the Canucks for Kids Fund.
The Telethon airs on the TEAM 1040 Sports Radio from 6:00 a.m. until Midnight, and on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific during the game broadcast versus the Edmonton Oilers from 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Telethon broadcast, hosted by Rogers Sportsnet personality Craig MacEwen, Canucks alumnus Trevor Linden and returning host Suneil Samra, will feature numerous stories highlighting the special bond between the children of British Columbia and Canucks players, coaches, staff and alumni.
Canucks wives, significant others, sponsor partners, Canucks for Kids Fund Directors and volunteers will be taking donations by phone at 1-85-KIDSFUND (1-855-437-3863) on the celebrity panel on April 4th. Donations will also be accepted at the game, where volunteers will collect contributions during the latter half of the first period in the bowl. Fans can also go to Canucks.com to donate online.
All Telethon donors who give $100 will receive an exclusive “Century of Hockey” picture, featuring Ryan Kesler in his Millionaires uniform. For donations of $150 or more, donors will also receive the “Century of Hockey” photo as well as the “Milestone Memory” photograph featuring Henrik Sedin. All who enter by midnight on April 4th will have a chance to win a 2013 Chevrolet Trax LTZ (contest details on Canucks.com). The Canucks for Kids Fund gratefully acknowledges the support of Chevrolet, Rogers, Rogers Sportsnet Pacific, Duso’s, Team 1040 and the Vancouver Sun.
Rogers Sportsnet’s broadcast of the April 4th game and Telethon will also be streamed online at Canucks.com. Fans can watch the live broadcast on Canucks.com, beginning at 7:15 p.m.
The Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) is in its 27th year of giving back to children’s charities in British Columbia and has given more than $41 million in that span. During the 2011.12 season, the Canucks for Kids Fund donated more than $4.1 million. The Canucks for Kids Fund is dedicated to supporting children’s charities in our province and has played a key role in the creation and sustaining of Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, CFEC, the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey and a number of educational programs.
Special thanks to media partners 103.5 QM/FM, The Beat 94.5, CFAX 1070 and KOOL 107.3.
WHEN: 6:00 a.m. - Midnight – Thursday, April 4, 2013
WHERE: Live from Rogers Arena
6:00 a.m. - Midnight on The TEAM 1040 Sports Radio
7:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific
HOW: Donate online at Canucks.com Or via phone at 1-85-KIDSFUND (1-855-437-3863) on April 4th only
Phone lines open from 6 a.m. until Midnight. Website open 24 hours.