Fourth edition of the Radio-Telethon benefiting the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation

Presented by TSN Radio 690, 98,5 FM and RDS. In collaboration with Activis, Bell, Desjardins and La Presse

Wednesday, 13.03.2013 / 10:15 AM / News
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Fourth edition of the Radio-Telethon benefiting the Montreal Canadiens Children\'s Foundation

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is pleased to host the fourth edition of its Radio-Telethon on Wednesday March 13 in partnership with rights holders TSN RADIO 690, 98.5 FM and RDS. Presented in collaboration with Activis, Bell, Desjardins and La Presse, the event aims at supporting the efforts of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation to provide a brighter and healthier future for children in need, and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among Quebec youth.

From 4 p.m. on, studio hosts from RDS and both radio stations will be inviting the listeners to make a pledge to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and support this worthy cause. Members of the Montreal Canadiens family, including team owner Geoff Molson, general manager Marc Bergevin and Radio-Telethon spokesperson Guy Lafleur will be on hand during various radio shows on TSN Radio 690 and 98.5 FM. RDS and both radio stations will be on location to conduct live interviews. Meanwhile, Alumni members Gilbert Delorme, Pierre Bouchard, Yvon Lambert, Patrick Poulin, Mathieu Darche as well as player’s spouses and comedian François Morency will be working the phones to receive pledges from the general public until the end of the hockey game between the Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators.

“The Foundation and the Canadiens’ family at large are very grateful for the tremendous support, the generosity and the overall expertise provided by the Canadiens rights holders TSN Radio 690, 98.5 FM and RDS in making this annual event a resounding success, said Geoff Molson, President and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens. We hope that all listeners and fans will tune in and be generous to help us improve on the results of last year’s Radio-Telethon.”

HOW TO PLEDGE
BY PHONE 1 888 925-2133
ON LINE fondation.canadiens.com and via Accès D Desjardins
TEXT MESSAGE Text HABS to 45678 for a $5 pledge

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
Donate $50 and receive an 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of Francis Bouillon
Donate $100 and receive an 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of P.K. Subban
Donate $250 and receive an 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of Guy Lafleur

ALL DONATORS COULD WIN AN OFFICIAL MONTREAL CANADIENS’ ITEM

• GEOFF MOLSON PROMO
The first six people to make a $1,000 donation or more will receive a pair of tickets to attend a Canadiens game at the Bell Centre in a private suite – catering and bar service included - and will have an opportunity to meet Geoff Molson in person.

CAREY PRICE PROMO
For the first $5,000 donation or more, Carey Price and his girlfriend Angela are donating:
• A pair of tickets in the reds
• A hockey stick autographed by Carey Price and a chance to meet with the Canadiens’ netminder.

• PLAYER JERSEYS PROMO –FOUNDATION PATCH
Go online to nhl.auction.com and bid on the Canadiens jerseys with a Foundation patch the players will be wearing during the pre-game warm-up. The auction begins on March 13 à 4 p.m. and ends on March 23 at midnight.