CALGARY, June 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) congratulates rider Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual for their win this weekend at the CP Grand Prix, helping to contribute to the $50,000 from CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative, benefiting the Alberta Children's Hospital.
During today's CP Grand Prix, the final event of Continental week, each clear round netted $10,000 for pediatric cardiac care and research at the Alberta Children's Hospital. CP donated $10,000 for each of the three clear rounds plus the two additional clear rounds during the jump off.
"It is our pleasure to once again partner with Spruce Meadows and the Alberta Children's Hospital to support pediatric cardiac care and research," said Hunter Harrison, CP Chief Executive Officer. "Giving across our network is important to us and the Children's Hospital is a world-class facility based right here in our home province and city. Congratulations to Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual on a thrilling victory."
CP also held its annual employee Father's Day Family Day event at Spruce Meadows, which helped to raise an additional $3,000 for Alberta kids. During the CP International in September, 2015, CP raised $155,000 for the hospital, bringing the grand total to $208,000.
"Partnering with CP to help kids in Alberta has been a tremendous experience," said Saifa Koonar, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation President and CEO. "CP's generous investment in heart health is making a huge difference for children, their families and the community."
The Alberta Children's Hospital is also the charity beneficiary of the CP Women's Open to be held at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club, August 22-28. CP has committed to raise $1.2 million for the hospital. CP is matching all donations made online between April 1 and August 28, 2016 at www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
About CP Has Heart
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That's why, through CP Has Heart, we've already committed more than $6 million dollars to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific
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