TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) today announced that easyhome Ltd. and 7-Eleven Canada have signed on as national checkpoint sponsors for BGCC's first national fundraising event - Capital One Race for Kids. The partnerships will see both easyhome Ltd. and 7-Eleven Canada each own one of ten designated Checkpoint Challenges in all 14 communities participating in the urban adventure race this spring.
easyhome Ltd. selected Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada as its first national charitable partner in 2004. In September 2010, easyhome pledged to donate $250,000 to BGCC over a five-year period, which supports scholarships and engaging programs for children and youth.
7-Eleven Canada's sponsorship of Capital One Race for Kids marks the convenience chain's first partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, complementing a proud history supporting their local neighborhoods in meaningful ways through community relations initiatives.
"It's exciting to see both new and existing partners of Boys and Girls Clubs support the foundation of Canada's next generation through Capital One Race for Kids," said Pam Jolliffe, CEO, BGCC. "It's a great time to change lives, and both easyhome and 7-Eleven Canada's participation as national checkpoint sponsors will bring exciting challenges for teams of five who will compete in a race to the finish."
As at December 31, 2011, easyhome Ltd. had 261 stores, including 48 franchised/licensed locations. The Company also operated 85 easyfinancial kiosks within existing easyhome stores, two stand-alone easyfinancial locations and one national loan office. easyhome Ltd. is Canada's largest merchandise leasing Company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, brand-name household furnishings, appliances and home electronic products to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements through both corporate and franchise stores. In addition, the Company offers a variety of financial services, including loans, prepaid cards and cheque cashing through its easyfinancial services business. easyhome Ltd. Is listed on the TSX under the symbol 'EH'. For more information, visit www.easyhome.ca.
7-Eleven is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 9,000 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 44,300 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2010, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $62.7 billion. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.
About Capital One Race for Kids
Capital One Race for Kids - the first national fundraising event for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - is a return to the best adventures of childhood, embracing the carefree days of being a kid, and a bonding experience for participants as they challenge their skills while raising funds for all boys and girls to have the same opportunity. In 14 communities across Canada, teams of five will compete in a series of 10 themed checkpoint challenges in a race to the finish line. Checkpoints are designed to incorporate activities that focus the mind and challenge the body. Capital One Race for Kids will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs across the country.
To learn more, visit www.raceforkids.com.
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