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Bulletin: Sens Foundation Makes Largest One-Day Donation

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – With its donation of $840,000 to 32 local charitable organizations today at Scotiabank Place, the Sens Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club drew nearer to achieving $50 million in contributions to community initiatives in the National Capital Region since the hockey club’s return to the National Hockey League in 1992.

Under the ownership of Eugene Melnyk since August 2003, the Ottawa Senators together with the Sens Foundation, alumni, partners and fans, have contributed more than $35 million to community initiatives. Among the organization’s many accomplishments are the creation of Roger’s House, a pediatric and palliative care facility located on the grounds at CHEO, which opened in April 2006, and the construction of Bell Sensplex, a multi-use facility that has welcomed minor hockey, figure skating, soccer and other sports and community events since December 2004.

Launched in October 1998, the Sens Foundation provides direct financial aid to organizations within the eastern Ontario and western Quebec regions that service disadvantaged youth. Today’s beneficiary day featured the Sens Foundation, along with co-event fundraisers and corporate partners, presenting cheques to the following 32 local charitable organizations:

Roger's House    $250,000
CHEO Foundation    $175,000
Easter Seals Ontario    $66,000
Ottawa Special Olympics    $29,000
Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation    $25,000
Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation    $25,000
Carleton Place and District Youth Centre    $20,000
Centre Espoir de Gatineau    $20,000
Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre    $20,000
Ottawa Fire Services    $20,000
Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa Carleton    $18,500
Scouts Canada - Ottawa Chapters    $17,500
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer    $15,000
Spectrum Intervention Group    $15,000
Champions For Children Foundation    $10,000
L'Arche Agapè    $10,000
National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA    $10,000
Neuroblastoma Reseach    $10,000
Operation Go Home    $10,000
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health    $10,000
Little Troopers Foundation    $8,000
Clifford Bowey Public School Foundation    $7,500
Junior Achievement Ottawa Carleton District    $7,500
Canadian Diabetes Association    $5,000
Children At Risk    $5,000
LiveWorkPlay    $5,000
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre    $5,000
Pediatric Liver Foundation    $5,000
South Nepean Autism Centre    $5,000
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation    $5,000
Madawaska Valley Ass’n for Community Living    $3,000
Ten Oaks Project    $3,000

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