64 Edmonton Kids to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Edmonton Oilers
EDMONTON, Feb. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, sixty-four young hockey players with the dream of being in the NHL will be signing one-day contracts with the Edmonton Oilers. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Preferred Family Restaurant of the Edmonton Oilers, these future NHLers will get to experience signing a professional hockey contract, suiting up in the Oilers Dressing Room and taking the ice with Oilers Alumni. Once the contracts have been signed, the arena will open up for a family skate for the runners-up of the contest.
"We're excited to help make sixty-four kids dreams come true as they take the ice as an NHLer for the day," says Jenna Bull, Marketing Manager for Sports Program & Sponsorships, "we're thrilled to be partnering with the Edmonton Oilers for the fourth year in a row to give back to the community in such a special way."
"The Edmonton Oilers are excited to work with our partner, Boston Pizza, to help young Oilers fans experience a day in the life of their hockey heroes," says Tim Shipton, SVP of Corporate Communications for Oilers Entertainment Group. "We know how enthusiastic and passionate our young Oilers fans are and Boston Pizza's Oiler for a Day program helps gives these kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Rogers Place."
The NHLer for a Day event was also held in Calgary with the Calgary Flames on January 14th and in Vancouver with the Vancouver Canucks on January 20th.
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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