TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Home Hardware hit a grand slam today as four lucky Blue Jays fans crossed home plate as winners of the Home Hardware Grand Slam Giveaway.
The contest ran from July 2 to August 31, offering entrants the chance to win a complete Blue Jays VIP experience including attending Home Hardware Fan Appreciation Day at the Rogers Centre on September 30.
The winner of the 2012 Home Hardware Grand Slam Giveaway is JoAnne Rivington of Kenora, Ontario.
"Today has been a home run all the way," said JoAnne Rivington. "Thanks to Home Hardware and the Toronto Blue Jays, we've had the opportunity to experience Canada's national team like never before. This has truly been a once in a lifetime experience."
As part of their Fan Appreciation VIP experience, Joanne and three guests were flown into Toronto for an exclusive three nights stay, including airfare, meals and expenses. While at the game, the winners had the opportunity to run the bases at the Rogers Centre, meet the players, and hang out with Ace, the Blue Jays mascot.
"On behalf of Dealer-Owners at over 1,080 Home Hardware stores across Canada, I would like to congratulate Joanne and her team for winning the Grand Slam Giveaway," said Paul Straus, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "Home Hardware Dealers value the tradition and culture of sport in communities across Canada and are proud to be the official home improvement partner of the Toronto Blue Jays."
About Home Hardware Stores Limited
100% Canadian owned and operated, Home Hardware Stores Limited has a presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country's largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative. Founded on January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative now includes more than 1,080 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual collective retail sales of more than $5 billion. Home Hardware's independent Dealer-Owners, recognized by the North American Retail Hardware Association as Canada's best-trained Dealer group, have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware's network to provide their local communities with top quality products and services at competitive prices.
Image with caption: "Winner of the Home Hardware Grand Slam Giveaway JoAnne Rivington (centre-left) and her guests enjoy a Toronto Blue Jays VIP experience at the Rogers Centre on September 30. (CNW Group/Home Hardware Stores Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121001_C3190_PHOTO_EN_18702.jpg
SOURCE: Home Hardware Stores Limited
For further information:
Rob Wallace, Public Relations and Promotional Events Manager, at 519-664-4710 or [email protected], or
Lindsey Dietrich, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited at 519-664-2252 ext. 6676 or [email protected].