Thursday, October 20, 2011

Canadian Athletes and our Minister of Sports joining the Climb for a Better Community

-PRESS RELEASE-
For a second time AthletesCAN - Canadian Olympians & National Team Athletes will scale the 1,776 steps of the second tallest building in the world, the CN Tower in the Embridge CN Tower Climb for United Way.  This year, our team of athletes will be incredibly joined by our new Minister of Sports, Bal Gosal and Minister Lizon (MP for Mississauga-Cooksville).
 
The significance of this climb cannot be understated.  It is both a physical challenge and social challenge of supporting our community.  United Way is an incredible charity who has relentlessly provided support for over 50 years to the community. 
 
“Donation supports a network of over 200 membership agencies providing vital social services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the city—single parents, abused women, young children and teenagers, the elderly, the physically challenged, the homeless, and the many new immigrants who need help to realize their dreams of a better life in Canada. United Way Toronto is the only major funding organization that delivers significant core operating support to social service agencies.” United Way, Toronto
 
The involvement and commitment of athletes to social responsibility is a beautiful demonstration of the power of sports – improving the community around us to make a better Canada through social responsibility.  Every one of us has the power to positively impact the lives of others, no matter how small.
 
Our team is committed to raising a minimum of $10,000.  We will continue to fundraise until November 18, 2011, and encourage you to go online to support us. 
 
If you would like to sponsor me, please click the link below. Once you've made your donation using your credit card, you will receive an electronic tax receipt immediately. It's fast, easy, and secure!
 
http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=3204675&langPref=en-CA

For more information on how you can participate in the 2011 Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way, too, please visit: http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=3204675&langPref=en-CA

Thanks for your support! 
 
Meet Our Team
Shelly-Ann Brown – Bobsled, Olympian Silver Medalist, World Cup Bronze Medalist, currently training for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
Craig Buntin – Figure Skater (Pairs), Olympian (Interesting fact - first to successfully land a throw triple lutz in competition)
Ahren Cadieux – Beach Volleyball
Nicole Forrester – Athletics, Olympian, Commonwealth Gold & Bronze Medalist, Pan-American Games Silver and Bronze Medalist, currently training for London 2012 Olympic Games
Richard Hortness – Swimmer, 2008 Olympian, currently training for London 2012 Olympic Games
Bonnie Huang - Youth-Inspire Ambassador, Motivate Canada
Crystal Lee – Freestyle Skiing
Jonathan Lockwood – Baseball, 2008 Olympian
Louis-Pierre Mainville – Volleyball, currently training for London 2012 Olympic Games
Darcy Marquardt – Rowing, 2-Time Olympian, World Champion Gold Medalist, 2-Time World Champion Silver Medalist, World Champion Bronze Medalist, currently training for London 2012 Olympic Games, currently training for London 2012 Olympic Games
Fiona McKee – 2008 Olympian, Pan-American Games Silver Medalist
Claire Merry – Sailing, Olympian, currently training for London 2012 Olympic Games
Tyler Mosher - Paralympian for Cross Country Skiing and Adaptive Snowboarding World Champion, currently training for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
Andrew Nisker – Tennis, formerly AthleteCAN President
Derek Scheffel -
Jaqueline Scheffel - Hockey
Kara Zakrzewski – Beach Volleyball
Cricket Team – 5 members
Bal Gosal – Minister of Sports, MP for Brampton
Wladyslaw Lizon & wife - MP for Mississauga-Cooksville 
 
Committed to excellence and a better community with every step!
 
Go CANADA!
 
Nicole
 
Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way is sponsored by:
 Logos of the generous sponsors of the 2010 Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way