June 17, 2004
Roughrider Legends Rally Around
Saskatchewan Kids in 2004
In one of the biggest repeat
performances in Saskatchewan football history, Rider
greats are lining up to support underprivileged kids in
Saskatchewan through the 2004 SaskEnergy Catch for
KidSportTM Program. Building on the success of last
year's initiative, where 12 former Riders led corporate
teams in raising more than $52,000 for KidSportTM
Saskatchewan, the Legends are poised to lead the
challenge again - through the Line Up with the Legends
At Level 10 Fitness Inc. in Regina,
Rider legends - like Roger Aldag, Dan Farthing, and
Catch for KidSportTM Ambassador Paul McCallum - were on
hand to "kick off" this year's initiative. During
half-time at the Rider home game on October 2, corporate
teams, each led by a Rider legend, will participate in
an entertaining obstacle course for some great prizes.
Prior to the event, all teams will raise money for the
SaskEnergy Catch for KidSportTM Program.
"If there's ever been a testament to the
community-mindedness and support of Saskatchewan people,
'Line Up with the Legends' is definitely it," said
SaskEnergy President and CEO Ron Clark. "The Riders have
given a lot to the Province over the years, not just in
terms of great entertainment for fans, but also their
commitment to making Saskatchewan a better place to
live. Now, along with the dedication of our corporate
community, some of the best Rider players are coming
together yet again in an initiative that will have a
positive impact on our young people."
All funds raised through the Catch for
KidSport™ program will go directly to KidSport™
Saskatchewan, a charity that helps children from
families facing financial obstacles to participate in
community sports programs around the Province. Last year
the program raised more than $52,000, enabling
approximately 700 kids to participate in sports
programs. Since the program's inception in 1998 by Don
Narcisse and SaskEnergy, over $156,000 has been raised,
which has helped more than 2,100 Saskatchewan children.
"Sport teaches the values of teamwork,
dedication and responsibility. These are values that are
not only important in sport, but in all walks of life,"
said Diane Lemon, Provincial Board Member of KidSportTM
Saskatchewan. "Through the SaskEnergy Catch for
KidSportTM Program, we're showing kids how sport is an
essential ingredient of a healthy lifestyle."
Clark also mentioned that throughout the
CFL regular season, SaskEnergy will again donate $25 per
Roughrider field goal, $25 per offensive pass completion
and $100 per touchdown to KidSport™ Saskatchewan.
Donations can be made to the program by
calling 1-800-319-GAME or by visiting the Catch for
KidSportTM website at catchforkidsport.saskenergy.com,
where further information about "Line Up with the
Legends" will also be available. Pledges can also be
mailed to the SaskEnergy Catch for KidSportTM Program,
c/o KidSport™ Saskatchewan, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina,
Saskatchewan, S4P 2L7.
For more information, please contact:
Kristin Kutarna Gates
Phone: (306) 777-9985