RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge raises $100,000 for grassroots hockey

RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge raises $100,000 for grassroots hockey 
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC today announced that the RBC Play Hockey 
Charity Challenge raised $100,000 for grassroots hockey initiatives. 
The game, held on Wednesday, December 19 was the first ever sold-out game at 
Mattamy Athletic Centre and featured 39 National Hockey League Players' 
Association members. 
"Through the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge we are proud to help deliver 
$100,000 for grassroots hockey and learn-to-skate programs across the 
country," said Jane Broderick, chief brand and communications officer, RBC. 
"RBC is committed to helping hockey happen, at every level and in every 
community across North America." 
The proceeds will be distributed through the NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund and 
RBC Play Hockey. 
"The RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge enabled us to share the joy and 
excitement of hockey with fans and celebrate the spirit of giving by raising 
funds for local hockey programs across the country," said RBC Play Hockey 
Ambassador Steven Stamkos, who captained one of the participating teams. 
RBC Play Hockey is one of the largest corporately funded hockey programs that 
supports grassroots hockey in communities across North America. To date, RBC 
has provided more than $1,500,000 in grants to over 120 hockey programs - 
ranging from learn-to-skate, ball hockey and equipment-sharing programs to 
reduced registration, access to ice and hockey clinic initiatives. As a 
premier partner of Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, RBC is an official sponsor of 
each country's men's and women's national teams, the 2013 IIHF World Junior 
Championship, and Canada's National Junior A Championship - the RBC Cup. For 
more information, visit rbcplayhockey.com, follow us on Twitter @RBCPlayHockey 
or on Facebook www.facebook.com/rbcplayhockey. 
Brian Findlay, Stellick Communications, 416 802-4062 Jackie Braden, RBC 
Communications, 416 974-1724 
Image with caption: "RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge raises $100,000 for 
grassroots hockey - cheque presentation with Ryerson Men's Varsity Hockey 
Captain Andrew Buck (left), RBC's Jane Broderick and Mathieu Schneider of the 
NHLPA. (CNW Group/RBC)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121220_C2564_PHOTO_EN_22158.jpg 
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CO: RBC
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