Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks will host the 30th annual Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) Telethon presented by TD tomorrow, when the New York Islanders visit Rogers Arena. As extra incentive to donate, everyone who contributes by midnight on March 10 will automatically be entered for the chance to win a 2020 Corolla Hybrid donated by Toyota (contest details here).
A special game broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific hosted by Sportsnet's Scott Rintoul and Perry Solkowski, along with a celebrity panel of fundraisers and all-day coverage on Sportsnet 650 radio will raise funds and highlight the important role of the CFKF in the community.
"TD is honoured to be the presenting sponsor of this year's Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon - a fantastic opportunity for hockey fans to support children across British Columbia," said Andy Cribb, Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group - Pacific Region. "Donations will make a huge impact on the lives of children and families in our communities, to help them thrive, and to ensure they are ready for whatever tomorrow may bring."
"Giving back to the communities where we live and work is an important part of who we are at Rogers and we are so proud to celebrate ten years with the Canucks for Kids Fund as a telethon partner," said Rick Sellers, President of British Columbia, Rogers Communications. "Every year, more than 200 Rogers employees, their families and friends join the telethon from our Burnaby customer solution center to take calls from generous donors. Our teams are excited to lend a hand for such an important cause and with a truly inspirational organization like Canucks for Kids."
Who: Canucks players significant others, corporate partners, CFKF directors, volunteers & donors
What: 30th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon
When: Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00 a.m. - midnight
In game, on the concourse at locations throughout the arena
Via phone at 1-85-KIDSFUND (1-855-437-3863) on March 10th, from 6 a.m. to midnight
Online NOW at Canucks.com/telethon
The CFKF is grateful for the support of TD, Rogers, Toyota, Pharmasave, Lindt, Hemlock Printers, Sportsnet and Sportsnet 650. Donors who pledge $100 receive an exclusive photo commemorating the 50th season home opener. Donations of $150 or more, will receive an additional photo of Bo Horvat being named Vancouver's 14th captain.
About the Canucks for Kids Fund:
The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities that support children's health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in BC.
Thanks to the generosity of fans, donors, players, employees and sponsor partners, the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) has granted $64 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 34 years. The Canucks for Kids Fund's core beneficiaries, Canucks Autism Network (CAN), Canuck Place Children's Hospice and BC Children's Hospital Foundation are providing vital resources and life-saving care to families across this province.