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Leaf Alumni Clark and Ellis visit Seventh Street School

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
"Maple Leaf Alumni Wendel Clark and Ron Ellis visited Seventh Street School in South Etobicoke Wednesday. They were joined by Carlton the Bear to personally distribute more than 250 tickets for Air Canada Centre's November 11 Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Game to students.

Imperial Oil provided the tickets as part of the upcoming launch of Esso's Shooting for Gold educational program. Shooting for Gold is a web-based hockey-themed educational program that assists educators in teaching the provincial curriculum for grades four through six in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. The program helps students learn the curriculum by focusing on Team Canada's elite men's and women's hockey teams, as part of the Esso Schools program.

To date, the Esso Schools program has provided more than 40,000 school-aged children across Canada the opportunity to attend major hockey events, including international and national team championships held in Canada and the upcoming Esso Hockey Hall of Fame Legends game.

"At Esso, we believe it is important to support the education and development of kids", said Todd Corradetti, Imperial Oil sponsorships manager. "Programs such as Esso Schools and Shooting for Gold assist members of the school community to meet their goals. Not just building champions on ice, but also in life."

"The students of Seventh Street School are working hard to achieve their goals," said Ellis. "Through the use of the Shooting for Gold program, the teachers here can take advantage of an excellent tool that will help make it easier for their students to succeed academically."

"I'm glad to be here today to give out tickets for the Legends game and acknowledge the effort that everyone has made for education," added Clark.

The Shooting for Gold program covers the subjects of mathematics, science, social studies and language. The foundation of the program is a story about building a team for the Canadian Hockey Association's future domestic and international competitions. A selection of activities, suitable for each level of the curriculum, is based on this story. Shooting for Gold will be available free on the Internet at www.esso.cahockey next week.
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