Saskatoon Blades & Stantec Unveil Shootout4Charity

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Saskatoon, SK–  The Saskatoon Blades and Stantec Inc. are proud to unveil a new fundraising initiative for local charities taking place at Blades home games this hockey season.

The Stantec #Shootout4Charity is an exciting platform for leaders in the community to raise awareness and funds for the charities they support. 16 community leaders will participate in an old-fashioned shootout, each representing a charity of their choice. They will go one-on-one during intermissions of Blades home games in a tournament style bracket beginning at the home opener on Saturday, September 22nd, with the final match and winner being crowned on December 27th when the Blades play host to the Prince Albert Raiders.

“Community is a huge pillar in our organization, and while we work towards building a champion on the ice, we feel a responsibility off the ice,” stated Blades President Steve Hogle. “We play an incredibly popular sport and we’re humbled by the popularity of our brand, and we believe that comes not only with a responsibility but an opportunity to leverage our platform for the greater good of our community.”

The winner will receive $3000 for their charity, the runner-up will receive $1500, and the third place finisher will be awarded $500. There will also be a social media contest where contestants will create videos in support of their charities with two prizes of $500. The funds are being provided by Stantec Inc. Canadian Tire has kindly stepped forward with prizes for all of the shootout participants, as well as prizes from the Saskatoon Blades.

Below is the list of shooters, the charity they represent, and the shootout schedule:

Company Shooter Charity Shootout Date
SaskTel Centre John Howden Saskatoon Food Bank Oct. 24th
Parktown Hotel Keith Weber New Hope Dog Rescue Oct. 14th
Stantec Bryce Hunter BBBS Saskatoon Sept. 22nd
PCL Construction Sean Aschim United Way Oct. 17th
Dakota Dunes Casino Darcy Bear YMCA Oct. 19th
Merlin Ford Lincoln Tim Morrow White Buffalo Youth Lodge Sept. 29th
Robertson Stromberg Misty Alexandre KidSport Oct. 14th
Medavie Troy Davies Synergy 8 Nov. 1st
CTV Saskatoon Mike Ciona Canadian Ukranian Congress Oct. 12th
Saskatoon Media Group Gregger Canadian Diabetes Sept. 22nd
Canadian Tire Noah Chadwick JumpStart Oct. 19th
Saskatoon Fire Department Clint Belitsky Saskatoon Firefighters Pediatric Fund Nov. 1st
Cruz FM Andy Ross Saskatoon SPCA Oct. 17th
Global TV Saskatoon Brenden Purdy TLC @ Home Oct. 12th
Wheaton GM Mark Dinsmore Autism Services Saskatoon Sept. 29th
My Mutual Insurance John Allen Saskatoon Crisis Nursery Oct. 24th


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