MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Subaru Triathlon Series, in
conjunction with title sponsor Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI), is pleased to
announce Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the official charity
of the Subaru Triathlon Series.
In the next few months, the Subaru Triathlon Series will be building and
unveiling a program that will allow athletes to "make their race
count." All athletes and partners will have the ability to make a
one-time contribution or create their own personalized fundraising page
to collect donations online. Athletes will have the ability to choose
to race on behalf of the House of their choice. The main focus will be
the four Houses across Ontario (Hamilton, London, Ottawa or Toronto),
but donations across Canada will be accepted. The more the athlete
raises, the greater the benefits for all. The highest earners have the
opportunity to win valuable triathlon gear and race entries.
"Subaru Canada is thrilled to be a part of the Subaru Triathlon Series,
which has named Ronald McDonald House Charities as its official
charity," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc.
"We view our involvement as a way to ensure that caring people and
great organizations get the help they need to make their presence felt
in communities across the country."
Ronald McDonald Houses are community houses; each one is independently
owned and operated and relies on active contributions and support from
individual donors, corporations and charitable groups in their
communities. Support from events like the Subaru Triathlon Series will
help Ronald McDonald Houses provide more than 10,000 families of
seriously ill children with a safe and comfortable place to stay that
is just steps from the hospital where their child is undergoing medical
"We are so thrilled to have the support of the Subaru family as part of
the Subaru Triathlon Series," said Cathy Loblaw, President and CEO of
Ronald McDonald House Charities. "Subaru has been a longstanding
partner to our Houses in helping sick children heal with their
families, and it is through the support of our amazing partners like
Subaru that we hope to serve 20,000 families in 2014."
Subaru Canada is a long-time supporter of active lifestyles, proudly
sponsoring a number of triathlon and running events. Each one offers
competitors of all ages and skill levels a chance to compete in a
variety of events from coast to coast, from kids' fun runs and
introductory triathlons to elite Subaru Triathlon Series competitions.
To find out more about Subaru-supported triathlon or running events,
please visit www.trisportcanada.com (Ontario), www.triseries.ca Western Canada or www.trinb.ca (Eastern Canada). To learn more about fundraising opportunities, please
About Ronald McDonald Charities® (RMHC®) Canada:
In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada was founded to be the
everlasting organization that would support Ronald McDonald Houses and
their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away
from home for out of town families with sick children being treated at
a nearby hospital. Today, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses serve more than
10,000 families each year. By 2014 that support will grow to serving
over 20,000 families. Completing our circle of support for Canadians is
the Ronald McDonald Family Room® program providing an oasis of calm and
support right inside the walls of the Hospital - today there are nine
Family Rooms across Canada, and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles™.
Facebook: RMHC Canada
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more
information, visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.
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