LIONS AND BC PLACE TEAM UP FOR KATRINA
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 06:05PM
VANCOUVER, B.C, SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 â€“The BC Lions and BC Place Stadium are joining forces to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The team announced that two dollars from every ticket sold between Thursday, September 14th until kick-off on Saturday September 17th will go towards Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
â€œWe are very pleased to be partnering up with BC Place Stadium on something both of our organizations feel is important,â€? said BC Lions President and CEO Bob Ackles. â€œWe are confident that our fans will help us support this significant initiative.â€?
â€œCommunity is at the heart of BC Place Stadium. That is why we are reaching out to help the people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina,â€? says BC Place Stadium General Manager Howard Crosley. â€œWe know our fans will be just as committed as we are to helping those in need.â€?
Quarterback Dave Dickenson is encouraging the fans to come out and cheer him on as he has committed $500 to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund for every touchdown pass he completes during the Montreal game.
In addition, game night sponsor, RONA will have employees collecting donations at various locations within BC Place for the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Vancouver Firefighters will also be hosting the Save-On-Foods Barbeque at the Lions Street Party prior to the game and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Katrina victims. The Street Party kicks off at 5:00pm at the corner of Robson and Beatty.