OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the team's annual Fan Fest, presented by Canadian Tire, will return to Canadian Tire Centre (@CdnTireCtr) on Sunday, Sept. 17. The event, which supports the Ottawa Senators Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, will once again feature a Senators' intra-squad game, autograph sessions, team practices, interactive games, a Senators' Locker Room Sale featuring game-used equipment, fan press conferences and entertainment throughout the arena.
General admission tickets, which will include access to each of Fan Fest's components, will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. today. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event for a reduced price of $10, taxes and fees included, at all Ottawa area Canadian Tire locations, while tickets can also be purchased online through www.ticketmaster.ca for $10 (including taxes, but excluding CRF and convenience fees). Tickets will be available on-site for $15, while Senators' season-seat members can purchase tickets through their Senators online account or by contacting their account manager.
Upon gates opening at 9 a.m., each fan in attendance will receive a "Scratch and Win" card that could allow access to exclusive autograph sessions with members of the Senators or the chance to win great prizes courtesy of Canadian Tire, the Senators and their partners.
Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Senators participate in both an intra-squad game and practice, while players and alumni will participate in fan press conferences which will include the annual "Kids Only Press Conference" in addition to autograph sessions throughout the day. Fans will also be given the opportunity to see each member of the team as all players participating in training camp are currently scheduled to appear at Fan Fest.
Several interactive components from the Sens Street Tour, including balloonists and face-painters, will be available to fans outside of Gate 1 throughout the day. Additionally, the Sens Store will host a Locker Room Sale in the Molson Canadian Brewhouse (200 level) featuring new and used team equipment along with game worn jerseys. Admission to the Locker Room Sale will require a Fan Fest ticket. Patrons will be encouraged to enter the arena through Gate 2 to access the Brewhouse.
Free parking will be available throughout the day at Canadian Tire Centre. Festivities will conclude at approximately 5 p.m.
More information will be made available on the Senators website and social channels as Fan Fest approaches.
About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to providing kids from low-income families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sports and physical activities. With an extensive, national network of more than 280 local chapters, Jumpstart helps kids in communities across Canada by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation. Supported by the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, which includes Canadian Tire, PartSource, Gas+, Sport Chek, Atmosphere, National Sports, Sports Experts, Mark's and Canadian Tire Financial Services, Jumpstart has enabled 1.4 million Canadian kids and counting to get in the game since 2005.
Follow Jumpstart on Twitter and Facebook to learn about how the charity is giving kids across Canada a sporting chance.
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