An autograph session and silent auction will be held at Place Vertu
MONTREAL, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Thanks to the initiative of Hockey
Helps, a number of star players from the Montreal Canadiens will take
part in the Cirque des Signatures on January 12, from 12:00 to 16:00,
at Place Vertu. This charity event that is open to the public consists
of a silent auction and autograph sessions with star Canadiens players
such as Carey Price, Brendan Gallagher, Josh Gorges, Travis Moen,
Brandon Prust and Peter Budaj. Hockey Helps will donate part of the
proceeds to Centraide of Greater Montreal.
"All of the players and I are particularly proud to support Centraide.
The diligent way that Centraide invests money in the community for
Greater Montreal's most vulnerable people, especially children and
families, has inspired us to generously contribute to its mission,
while at the same time meeting the most passionate fans in all of
hockey, the fans of the Montreal Canadiens," stated Wessley Perisa,
President, Hockey Helps.
In addition to taking part in an autograph session with their favourite
players, ticket holders will receive autographed player photos on site
and can attend a silent auction to bid on hockey memorabilia. Fans can
buy tickets in advance from legendsdepot.com to get a discount on
general admission and VIP tickets. A limited number of tickets will
also be sold at Place Vertu on the day of the event.
In Greater Montreal, one in six children grows up in a poor family. As
pointed out by Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of
Centraide of Greater Montreal, "Poverty and social exclusion greatly
decrease someone's chances for a better future. This is why we are so
pleased with the generous initiative of Mr. Perisa, President of Hockey
Helps, and the Canadiens players who have gotten involved. Their
commitment, combined with that of hundreds of thousands of donors and
volunteers, allows 370 community agencies and projects in Centraide's
network to support and provide tools to half a million vulnerable
individuals in our community."
About Centraide of Greater Montreal
Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent philanthropic
organization managed by a board of directors that is representative of
the community. It serves Laval, the Island of Montreal and communities
on the South Shore. More than 140,000 people contribute financially to
its annual fundraising campaign, which is supported by some 1,800
companies, institutions, and public and parapublic organizations as
well as by large trade unions. Centraide of Greater Montreal supports
community agencies and projects that help over half a million people.
There are 18 autonomous Centraides in Quebec, each managed by an
independent board of directors that is representative of the community
SOURCE: Centraide of Greater Montreal
For further information:
Centraide of Greater Montreal
Phone: 514-288-1261, extension 286