With the Help of Team Middaugh, Kids Help Phone is in the Running to "Hurry
Hard" to the Olympics

EDMONTON, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone Curling Ambassador Wayne Middaugh and his team are participating in the Canadian trials for the 2010 Olympics as of yesterday, December 6 in Edmonton at the Rexall Centre. If they come out on top to represent Team Canada, then Kids Help Phone - Canada's only free, confidential and anonymous counselling and information service for kids and teens - will be going to the Olympics!

Since 2005, Middaugh has been a curling ambassador for Kids Help Phone. Team Middaugh show their continued support through fundraising and community awareness - having the charity's logo on their team jacket, increasing public awareness at competitions and other fundraising events. If Team Middaugh represents Canada at the Olympics, their off ice uniforms and jackets will proudly wear Kids Help Phone's logo.

"If there's one thing I'm finding out while trying out for the Olympics, is that determination is an important driver for success. I am in awe of the many kids who have the courage and strength to overcome their hardships by contacting Kids Help Phone and reaching out for help," said Wayne Middaugh, Kids Help Phone Curling Ambassador. "Being able to take Kids Help Phone to the 2010 Olympics will ensure more kids in Canada know about this important service that's available 24/7. Today, tonight and tomorrow."

    What:     Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials

    Who:      Team Middaugh - Scott Bailey, Lead; John Epping, Second;
              Jon Mead, Vice; Wayne Middaugh, Skip

    When:     Sunday, December 6 - 13, 2009

    Where:    Rexall Centre
              7424 118 Ave. N.W, North, Edmonton

About Kids Help Phone:

This year marks Kids Help Phone's 20th Anniversary. For the past two decades, Kids Help Phone has been at the forefront in providing help and hope through its phone and web counselling services, earning the respect and trust of kids across Canada. When young people feel like there's nowhere to turn, when parents, schools and social services are unavailable, closed, backlogged or simply not accessible for any reason, Kids Help Phone is there. Young people know that when they reach out to Kids Help Phone, any time of the day or night, they'll be connected with a professional counsellor who can provide immediate, kid-friendly insight, help and direction on a wide variety of concerns that are important to them.

Last year, Kids Help Phone counsellors connected with kids in almost 3,000 Canadian communities more than 2.2 million times. By continuing to reach out to kids in meaningful and innovative ways, Kids Help Phone will remain a trusted part of kids' lives for many years to come.

SOURCE Kids Help Phone

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Virginia Middleton, Kids Help Phone, 1-800-268-3062 x8345, virginia.middleton@kidshelpphone.ca

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