MEDIA ADVISORY - Olympic Champion Visiting Calgary Elementary School to Celebrate Jumpstart Charities' Red Ball Campaign

Gold Medallist Kaillie Humphries, Sport Chek, and the Jumpstart Team Help Get Kids Off the Sidelines and Into the Game with Large Sports Equipment Donation

Visit Supports Jumpstart's Goal of Raising $1.7 Million Through Month-Long Nationwide Campaign

CALGARY, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - With a goal of encouraging and providing opportunities for young people to participate in organized sport and recreation, two-time Canadian Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries will be speaking to students at Patrick Airlie School during an afternoon assembly on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Since 2005, Jumpstart Charities has been helping hundreds of thousands of kids to get off the sidelines and into the game. On May 1, the Charity kicked off its annual month-long Red Ball campaign, challenging Canadians to donate throughout the month of May to help get kids active. Jumpstart's goal is to raise $1.7 million through the month-long nationwide campaign, which will give 17,000 kids the chance to experience the power of play. Red Balls are available at all Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Mark's, Sports Experts, Gas+, and National Sports locations across the country.


Kaillie Humphries, two-time Olympic gold medallist, Women's Bobsleigh  

Valerie Murphy, Principal, Patrick Airlie School

Staff, students and teachers from Patrick Airlie School


Interactive school assembly featuring remarks from Kaillie Humphries and Martha Billes

Surprise donation to the school

Great photo opportunities and visuals


Thursday, May 22, 2014
1:00pm-1:30pm – Media registration

1:30pm-2:15pm – School assembly (kindergarten to grade 6)
2:15pm-2:30pm – One-on-one interviews and photo opportunities


Patrick Airlie School
1520 - 39 Street S.E.
Calgary AB T2A 1H9

Media are asked to RSVP to: Chelsea Smyth, North Strategic (For FGL Sports), 403-616-4956,

SOURCE: FGL Sports Ltd.

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