OTTAWA - The 2017 Ferguslea Senators Soirée presented by Bell, the premier fundraising event of the Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), has raised $446,725 in support of children and youth.
Monies raised will help the Ottawa Senators Foundation give deserving children and youth access to sports, afterschool programs and activities including a number of exciting initiatives within our community such as the I Love to Skate program, outdoor SENS RINK construction projects, Sens Camperships and Sens in School.
More than 750 guests, along with Senators players, members of the coaching staff and management, met Claude, a participant in the Senators Sports and Leadership League at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and had the chance to hear first-hand his story of the life-changing impact resulting from the experience provided by the Ottawa Senators Foundation.
"The first time Dan and I attended the Senators Soirée, we had a wonderful time getting to know the players and coaches off the ice. We've never missed a year since," said Barbara Crook on behalf of her husband, Ferguslea Properties owner Dan Greenberg. "We are especially proud to sponsor this event and support the great work of the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Together, we are making a difference for local children and youth."
"The Ferguslea Senators Soiree is a celebration of our work in the community and this year has proved to be our best yet," said Danielle Robinson, president, and CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. "Thanks to the generosity of the Senators players and coaches, sponsors, table purchasers and guests, we are able to have a real and lasting impact on the lives of children and youth across eastern Ontario and western Quebec. This support allows us to provide valuable funding that enables 1,000 kids to attend summer camp, 1,200 kids to play in the competitive Sens Sports & Leadership League, 500 kids to receive new skates, helmets and lessons on SENS RINKS across the region and increased access to mental health education and treatment programs for youth."
One-of-a-kind experiential auction items were the theme of the evening, highlighted by a street hockey game featuring two members of the Ottawa Senators. Other items included a golf experience with Senators general manager Pierre Dorion, a private dinner party with two members of the Ottawa Senators and an entertainment package featuring a suite for four of the year's biggest shows at Canadian Tire Centre.
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