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Team gives on and off the field
50/50 at home games
Last season, sales from 50/50 tickets at Lions home games helped raise more than $155,000 for junior football in the province. In 2010, the 50/50 draw will continue to support junior football, while contributing funds to Football BC, the BC Secondary School Football Association and the BC Community Football Association.
Courage for Kids
The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to partner with the United Way of the Lower Mainland for the Courage For Kids program. The BC Lions Courage For Kids program enables less fortunate children and
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their families to attend a Lions football game at Empire Field. In 2009, more than 10,000 tickets were donated through this initiative, which was made possible by the generosity of our Courage For Kids corporate partners and the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Every yard counts
In 2010, the BC Lions will continue to partner with BC Children’s Hospital for the Every Yard Counts program, which provides an opportunity for children receiving ongoing medical treatment to attend a Lions home game. In addition to experiencing the excitement and emotion of a CFL game, the children also have an opportunity to meet their football heroes face-to-face.
Lions tackle hunger
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Teeing up for charity
Last season, the annual BC Lions Charity Golf Classic helped raise more than $70,000 for the Make-aWish Foundation and the BC Lions Courage For Kids program. The 2010 BC Lions Charity Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 13 at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club.
Partying in the street
The BC Lions Street Party is held two hours prior to every Lions home game during the 2010 season at the north end of Empire Field and is a fun, entertaining way to kick off game day. Featuring live music, food, face painting, inflatable games, Felions appearances and much more, the Street Party donates all proceeds to the club’s Lions Share partners.
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For more information about the BC Lions’ community programs and donations/appearance requests, visit bclions.com or call 604-930-5466.
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As an organization with roots in the community dating back to 1954, the BC Lions are proud of their commitment to excellence – on and off the field. Through a number of initiatives aimed at giving back to communities throughout B.C., the Leos are dedicated to making a difference at the local level, attending more than 125 events and involving more than 350 total appearances last season alone. In 2009, more than 4,500 items were donated to at least 550 charitable organizations and sponsors, particularly those focused on youth, education and the development of grassroots football in the province. Several initiatives also take place at Lions home games throughout the season to raise money for the Lions’ community partners.
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Published on Jun 22, 2010