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'
"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:
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