VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce that more than $630,000 was raised for children’s charities across BC through the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, presented by Chevrolet, thanks to the generous support of fans and partners. The Telethon was held on Tuesday, March 24th when the Canucks faced the Winnipeg Jets and generated the second largest revenue total in the 25-year history of the event.
The Canucks for Kids Fund gratefully acknowledges the support of Canucks fans everywhere, as well as Chevrolet, Rogers, Fasken Martineau, Sportsnet, TSN 1040 and the Vancouver Sun. One lucky donor will also win a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71, the Motor Trend Truck of the Year, donated by Chevrolet. The winner will be announced at a later date.
Funds raised through the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon will be allocated to a number of charities in British Columbia that support children’s health and wellness, education and grassroots hockey. The team’s primary beneficiaries are the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Fans can also still donate until the end of March at canucks.com/telethon.
About the Canucks for Kids Fund:
The Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) is in its 29th year of giving back to children’s charities in British Columbia and has given more than $46 million in that span. During the 2013.14 season, the Canucks for Kids Fund donated more than $3.36 million. The Canucks for Kids Fund is dedicated to supporting children’s charities in our province and has played a key role in creating and sustaining Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, Canucks Centre for BC Hockey and a number of educational programs.