Photo and Interview Opportunity - Scooterists...start your engines!



    The First Annual Scoot for the Scott Mission to take place this Sunday!

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - It will be a scene unlike any other as moto
scooter enthusiasts line up outside The Scott Mission Sunday morning,
preparing to embark on a ride to raise funds for The Mission's Summer Camp for
children and youth from low-income families.
    The ride will begin at the Mission and take the parade of scooters to the
Mission's summer camp (in Caledon). There, the riders will get a first-hand
look at how their support helps children to get out of the inner city and
enjoy a week at camp.
    "We are very excited about the inaugural year of our scooter event.
Support for our summer camp is crucial since the cost to send a child from a
low-income family to camp is $618 per week, yet the family pays virtually
nothing," said David Smith, Executive Director, The Scott Mission. "All of the
funding for our Summer Camp comes from donors."

    On Sunday August 10 at 10:30 a.m., The Scott Mission invites the media to
join us as we commence the Scoot for the Scott!

    
    Who:     A mass of compassionate scooter enthusiasts will be available,
             along with Executive Director, David Smith, for photos and
             interviews.

    What:    The First Annual Scoot for the Scott ride in support of
             The Scott Mission Camp.

             (xx)A line of scooters will be parked in front of the Mission,
             with riders, for a photo at 10:45 a.m (ride commences at
             11:00 a.m.)

    Where:   Starting point - 502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto (northwest corner
             of College and Spadina...you really can't miss us!)

    When:    Sunday August 10, 2008
             10:30 a.m.
    

    The Scott Mission has been responding to the needs of the poor, homeless,
abandoned and vulnerable of all ages since 1941 by offering practical,
emotional and spiritual support for thousands of people each year. Through its
efforts, the Mission, a Christian non-denominational organization based in
downtown Toronto, offers many programs to support the poor and homeless in our
community.
    The Scott Mission offers: hot meals (served twice a day, seven days a
week), a low-cost Childcare Centre, a summer camp and after-school program for
children and youth from low-income families, free good-quality clothing, bag
lunches, groceries, shower and laundry facilities for the homeless, a 45-bed
shelter and out-of-town retreats for shut-ins.




For further information:

For further information: or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Avril Henry, Director of Public Relations, (416) 923-8872 ext.322,
ahenry@scottmission.com or Holly Thompson, Communications Coordinator, (416)
923-8872 ext 295, hthompson@scottmission.com; Onsite contact for August 10:
Avril Henry, (416) 802-9811

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