Sixty-Four Edmonton Kids to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Edmonton Oilers
EDMONTON, March 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, 64 lucky youngsters will sign one-day contracts with the Edmonton Oilers. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Preferred Family Restaurant of the Edmonton Oilers, these future NHLers will get a taste of what it's like to play in the big leagues. Their day will include special experiences with Oilers Alumni including a realistic signing with Al Hamilton and ice time with Fernando Pisani, access throughout Rogers Place and a pre-game warm up with the Oilers fitness trainer.
The schedule for the day is as following:
- 9:30-11:20 AM – Winners to participate in rink tours, sign their contracts with Oilers Alumni, Al Hamilton and participate in a pre-game warm up with the Oilers fitness trainer
- 11:30-12:05 PM – Winners skate with Oilers Alumni, Fernando Pisani
- 12:30-2:00 PM – Lunch at Boston Pizza Ice District
"Boston Pizza is excited to help make 64 kids' dreams come true today as they take the ice as NHLers for the day," said Jenna Bull, Sr. Marketing Manager for Sports Programs and Sponsorship at Boston Pizza. "We're proud to be partnering with the Edmonton Oilers for the fifth year in a row to give back to the community in such a special way."
"We know how enthusiastic and passionate our young Oilers fans are and know what it's like to dream of playing in the big leagues," said Pisani. "It's pretty special to be working with Boston Pizza to give these kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Rogers Place."
The NHLer for a Day event was also held in Vancouver with the Vancouver Canucks on February 10th and in Calgary with the Calgary Flames on February 24th.
Raw footage from today's event, shot by the NHL partners, will be available to view and download on request.
About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 390 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For more information, visit www.bostonpizza.com.
SOURCE Boston Pizza International
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