First-ever edition of the Centraide Cup - Saputo is the big winner
MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Saputo won the first edition of the
Centraide Cup charity tournament today after hard-fought rounds of exciting
soccer matches between 25 major companies from the Montreal business sector.
The $250,000 raised from the competition will go to Centraide's cause and the
fight against poverty and social exclusion.
The teams that faced off in the final were Saputo and Aon Hewitt, with a score
of 3 to 1.
The other companies that competed were: Laurentian Bank, National Bank,
Scotiabank, BMO Financial Group, Bombardier, CIBC, Desjardins, Dessau,
Ferreira Café, SNC-Lavalin, Hydro-Québec, Industrial Alliance, Intact
Insurance, The Jean Coutu Group, Pharmascience, Pratt & Whitney Canada,
Québecor/TVA Sports, RBCRoyal Bank, Rolls-Royce Canada, Samson
Bélair/Deloitte & Touche, Sobeys, Standard Life and TD Canada Trust.
The money raised from the soccer tournament will go towards Centraide's 2012
fundraising campaign, which will be officially launched on October 3 at the
21st March of 1,000 Umbrellas. Close to 20,000 people are expected to fill the
streets of downtown Montreal for the event. The theme of this year's campaign
is "Donating is uplifting."
About the Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact is the city's professional soccer team. The club came to
be in 1993 and now has four teams under its umbrella (pros, Under-21, Under-18
and Under-16), as well as its own sport-etudes program. In second division,
the club has won three playoff championships (1994, 2004 and 2009), five
regular season titles (1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 and 2006), one Canadian
Championship (2008) and took part in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF
Champions League. The Impact has since joined the most prestigious league in
North America: Major League Soccer.
About Centraide of Greater Montreal
Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a
board of directors that is representative of the community. Over half a
million disadvantaged people receive help and comfort on a daily basis from
the 370 community agencies and projects supported by Centraide. Its vast
network includes over 80,000 volunteers, including 57,000 in the community
sector. For more information about Centraide of Greater Montreal or to make a
Annick Gagnon Phone: 514-288-1261, extension 242 Cell: 514-705-7350
René Bouffard Phone: 514-288-1261, extension 237 Cell: 514-816-6794
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