Ottawa Senators honoured for $60M in charity work

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Hockey club feted at United Way gala

The Ottawa Senators received the United Way Community Builder of the Year Award Thursday night for their $60 million in charity work during the last two decades.

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The hockey club was one of several institutions and people honoured at the annual United Way Community Builder of the Awards Year Gala, held this year at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Senators officials were thanked for their work supporting young hockey players and also establishing the "Do It For Daron" initiative for mental health in honour of Daron Richardson, the daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson who took her own life in November.

Dave Seibel, past chairman of Accenture Canada Inc. and a member of the United Way board of directors, received the United Way Ambassador's Award, which was co-sponsored by OBJ.

A selection of other recipients included:

- TD Canada Trust (Best Community Campaign)

- Ottawa Community Housing (Belonging to the Community Award)

- Export Development Canada (Best Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign)

- The Men's Project (Speak Up Award)

- Causeway Work Centre (Take Action Award).


Organizations: Ottawa Senators, United Way

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Recent comments

  • anna lewis
    March 12, 2012 - 17:21

    Amazing....what a wonderful cause.....Daron would be proud and it is such a helpful cause for the youths in Ottawa. It is heartbreaking that anyone could suffer in silence to this very point. Let her memory live on and save other youths at risk. Such a beautiful soul who has helped so many, may we all honour her and her family for all that they have done for our community....many blessings xoxoxoxo

  • Murph
    May 24, 2011 - 10:30

    Another reason that local companies, that have the financial where-with-all, should support the Senators by buying season tickets. Stop griping about player salaries, and look at the bigger picture. The Senators organization helps stir so many charitable causes in this city, from The Sens Foundation all the way down to providing prizes that raise money at almost every golf tournament you may play in. Restaurants, hotels and many businesses benefit from the Senators presence. They have to struggle to sell every ticket, due to the strict government regulations that handcuff them from selling to companies that would normally host government employees (the way business is done in places like MTL and TO). Please support them - the community is greater for it.

  • daveM
    May 20, 2011 - 17:59

    It is most excellent of all of these people to contribute time and effort for the benefit of others. Hats off to each and every one of them.