Get Suited Up: OCH Foundation and Ottawa Senators team up to provide kids with hockey equipment

Thursday, February 14, 2019 — Get Suited Up: OCH Foundation and Ottawa Senators team up to provide kids with hockey equipment

 

Feb. 15, 2019 – Join the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation and an amazing team of partners to celebrate making hockey accessible for youth living in low-income communities, during a fun-filled afternoon on the ice at Jules Morin Park.

 

The cost of hockey equipment can be a barrier for low-income families, which is why the Sens Foundation has been collecting gently used hockey equipment. Other partners, such as the OCH Foundation, Hockey Eastern Ontario and Canadian Tire joined in to lend support, so everyone can “Get Suited Up.”

 

“The high costs of equipment can prevent children from participating in recreational activities,” said Howard Whittaker, the OCH Foundation Executive Director. “Partnerships such as these level the playing field.”

 

WHEN: February 16 11: a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

WHERE: Jules Morin Park 400 Clarence Street

 

WHAT: Get Suited Up: local families welcome to come and get outfitted with hockey equipment and enjoy some skating and hot chocolate.

 

WHO: Partners include: OCH Foundation, Ottawa Senators, Canadian Tire, the Ottawa Senators Foundation and Hockey Eastern Ontario

 

PHOTO OPP: Media are welcome to attend the event. The best time for photos will be between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

 

About OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities

Committed to helping tenants living in social housing, the OCH Foundation helps families, youth and children achieve personal success through supporting education, employment and community engagement projects. The Foundation has raised over 1 million dollars in 2017, which were redistributed through various programs and bursaries.

 

About OCH

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) provides approximately 15,000 homes to over 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCH houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCH is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario. www.och-lco.ca | Twitter | LinkedIN | Facebook

 

For additional information please contact:

Christa Allevato – Manager of Operations and Donor Relations – OCH – Tel: 613-518-2098

christa.allevato@ochfoundation.ca