CALGARY, Sept. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos
won the Canadian Pacific (CP) International, while helping to raise
$150,000 through CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative.
During today's $1.5 million CP International, the final event of Masters
week and conclusion to Spruce Meadow's 40th season, each clear round netted $10,000 for pediatric cardiology care
at the Alberta Children's Hospital. CP donated $10,000 for each of the
11 clear rounds plus the four additional clear jumping rounds that
included time faults. Great Britain's Brash had two clear rounds and CP
ambassador and Canadian legend, Ian Millar had one. CP also raised an
additional $5,000 through the CP Has Heart Fun Run for a grand total of
$155,000 - all of which will benefit Alberta kids.
"CP is honoured to have the ability to work alongside incredible
organizations like Alberta Children's Hospital and Spruce Meadows, so
that we can continue to make important charitable contributions like
this," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Operating Officer. "I'd
like to congratulate the Southern family on 40 years of show jumping
excellence. We are honoured to be the title sponsor of the CP Grand
Prix and the CP International at this world-class facility."
Throughout Masters weekend, families showed heart as CP hosted a range
of events on site for everyone to take part in, like CP's mini-trains
the Little General and Puffer Belly Express and the Canadian Pacific
Spike Driving Championship Finals. In the end, it is Alberta kids that
will benefit the most.
"We are so grateful to CP for choosing to help kids at the Alberta
Children's Hospital through this exciting event," said Saifa Koonar,
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation President and CEO. "With their
generous investments in heart health - not just in Calgary but across
the country - CP has truly helped advance pediatric cardiac research
and medicine, with far-reaching benefits for children and families."
ABOUT CP HAS HEART
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation,
but at its heart is community. That's why, through CP Has Heart, we've
already committed more than $6 million dollars to help improve the
heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along
the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.
ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in
Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports,
including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a
competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of
the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of
freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain
expertise. Visit www.cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
ABOUT THE ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation inspires our community to
invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care.
Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for
innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical
training and internationally-recognized pediatric research.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific
Image with caption: "CP President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel presents the CP International trophy to Great Britain's Scott Brash. Brash had two clear rounds on his way to victory, helping CP raise $155,000 for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation in the process. (CNW Group/Canadian Pacific)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150913_C9755_PHOTO_EN_44204.jpg
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