Source: press release
The organizing committee for the Bell Capital Cup announced today that the 12th annual festival, which was held from Dec. 30, 2010 to Jan. 3, has raised more than $259,000 for minor hockey and local charities.
Proceeds from the past tournament have allowed the Bell Capital Cup to provide support for Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO), St. Patrick\’s Home Bed Fund, the Ottawa Children\’s Treatment Centre Foundation, the Ottawa Senators Alumni, the Max Keeping Foundation, the Goodwill Ambassadors, the Capital City Condors, the Ottawa Boys & Girls Club \’Walk this Way\’ program, the Lori Hyland-MacDonald Scholarship Fund at the University of Ottawa, the Regional Cancer Foundation, the Ottawa Food Bank, the Sens Foundation in support of the community rink initiative, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs and the Osgoode Youth Association, along with the ODMHA, Hockey Outaouais and local minor hockey organizations.
Presenting the cheques to the recipient organizations earlier today were members of the board of directors of the Bell Capital Cup and its key sponsors; City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Bell Canada\’s Sandy Clement, and tournament chair and Ottawa Senators president Cyril Leeder. The Bell Capital Cup\’s 12-year total donations toward minor hockey and local charities have now exceeded $2,226,000.
The 2011 Bell Capital Cup played host to 493 teams and more than 8,300 atom and peewee- level players, with in excess of 990 games taking place on 34 local ice surfaces across the national capital region. The 19 division finals were held at Scotiabank Place. Participating teams came from across Canada and the United States as well as China, South Korea, Finland, Germany and Hungary.
The 13th edition of the Bell Capital Cup will be held in Ottawa and Gatineau from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1, 2012. More than 500 atom and peewee entries are expected from throughout Canada, the United States, Finland, Germany, Hungary, South Korea and China.
The Bell Capital Cup is a non-profit incorporation with a mandate to support local charities and minor hockey throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Established in 2000 with 94 teams, the Bell Capital Cup has grown to become the world\’s premier minor hockey tournament for atom and peewee players.