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News Release: 2016 Ferguslea Senators Soirée raises $373,400 for children and youth

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The 2016 Ferguslea Senators Soirée presented by Bell, the premier fundraising event of the Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), has raised $373,400 in support of children and youth.

Monies raised will help the Ottawa Senators Foundation give 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@School.

More than 750 guests along with Senators players, members of the coaching staff and management, met Isaiah, a participant in the I Love to Skate program 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 and Canadian Tire Jumpstart.

One-of-a-kind auction items were the theme of the evening, highlighted by a package featuring Senators head coach Dave Cameron running a practice for a minor hockey team at Canadian Tire Centre. Other items included a Senators ultimate fan experience, an opportunity to be in the Senators team photo, a culinary experience at CrEATe Kitchen with Senators president Cyril Leeder and a private dinner with the Cuban Ambassador Julio Garmendia Peña.

“Tonight, thanks to the support of Senators players and coaches, sponsors, table purchasers, volunteers and guests, we took another step towards changing the statistics for local children and youth in the region.” said Danielle Robinson, president and CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. “We hope that everyone feels inspired about the stories they heard and turn their inspiration into action.”

"Ferguslea Properties Limited is proud to support this event and the great work of the Ottawa Senators Foundation,” said Ferguslea vice-president of asset management Steve Ryan. “It’s a great chance to support the Sens and see the players unplugged. But more importantly, we are making a difference for local children and youth.”

Since 1992, the Ottawa Senators and the Ottawa Senators Foundation, through their annual dinner/soirée event, have provided more than $3.9 million in support of programs and initiatives for local children and youth.

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