October 4, 2004
Rider Legends, Olympians and
join together to support Saskatchewan kids
Twelve of Saskatchewan's greatest
athletes led a trademark charity program to success once
again, through SaskEnergy's "Line Up with the Legends"
Program. This year, Rider Legends, Olympians and
Paralympians from the 2004 Athens contingent helped
corporate teams raise more than $18,300 for KidSport™
Saskatchewan. These funds will help underprivileged
Saskatchewan kids participate in sport.
During half-time at the Montreal -
Saskatchewan game on October 2, corporate teams were led
through an obstacle course by Rider greats such as:
Roger Aldag, Dan Farthing, Jim Hopson, Bob Poley and
Cleveland Vann, along with 2004 Athens Olympians Cameron
Baerg, Rachelle De Jong, and 2004 Athens Paralympians
Amy Alsop, Lisa Franks and Clayton Gerein. The teams
have spent the past few months collecting pledges for
"Community programs such as this one
have a deep and long-lasting effect on our province, and
I'm pleased to see so many people rally together in the
hopes of helping young kids in this province succeed,"
says Dean Reeve, Acting President and CEO of SaskEnergy.
"I'm proud to see the public support behind 'Line Up
with the Legends,' and on behalf of SaskEnergy, want
thank everyone who got involved in this year's program,
from the athletes and teams, all the way to those who
donated money to help KidSport."
"On behalf of the KidSport
organization and all kids who benefit from this program,
I would like to thank SaskEnergy for once again putting
together a great challenge. We really appreciate the
teamwork and dedication shown by our Rider Legends,
Olympians, Paralympians, and of course corporate teams,
who stepped up to the mark once again," says Don
McDougall, Volunteer Chair of KidSport Saskatchewan.
"Everyone who was involved in this program is truly
making a difference to thousands of kids in this
province who otherwise may not be able to learn the
value and benefit of sports."
This year's total for SaskEnergy's Catch
for KidSport campaign is now almost $30,000, with three
games left in the Saskatchewan Roughriders' regular
Throughout the Roughriders 2004 CFL
Season, SaskEnergy is donating $25 per Roughrider field
goal, $25 per offensive pass completion and $100 per
touchdown to KidSport Saskatchewan.
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. Since the
program's inception in 1998 by Don Narcisse and
SaskEnergy, over $155,000 has been raised, which has
helped more than 1500 children in Saskatchewan.
Donations can be made to the program by
calling 1-800-319-GAME. Donations can also be
mailed to the SaskEnergy Catch For KidSport Program,
c/o KidSport Saskatchewan, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina,
Saskatchewan, S4P 2L7.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (306) 777-9842
Cell: (306) 535-6569