October 28, 2009
(Red Deer, Alberta) – The countdown to the Olympics is on, and Red Deerians can show their support for our local and Canadian athletes when they take part in the 2010 Own the Podium Municipalities’ Challenge.
“We’re challenging Red Deer to raise $20,100 for the 2010 Canadian Olympic Foundation,” said Mayor Morris Flewwelling. “We want to show the rest of the world that we’re standing behind our Canadian athletes, and this is just one way we can do that.”
The Municipalities’ Challenge is an online fundraising initiative that runs until December 31. Municipalities across the country will go head to head in hopes of raising the most money for the foundation and providing critical funding support for Own the Podium 2010.
All money raised provides Canadian athletes, coaches, and support personnel with additional resources, leadership and high performance support. This includes everything from research and development of equipment and technology to coaching development, training camps and sport medicine.
“Red Deer has a passion for sport, culture and community that is second to none, and this challenge gives us the opportunity to unite with fellow Canadians and Red Deerians as we celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympics,” said Flewwelling.
Red Deerians who want to donate $20.10 in support of Own the Podium 2010 can visit www.reddeer.ca or http://www.olympicfoundation.ca/. For each online donation, a thank you letter and tax receipt is sent directly to your email.
The municipality that raises the most money per capita will win an exclusive 2010 Community Prize Package, and national bragging rights.
Donate $20.10 today. Take the Municipalities’ Challenge.
For more information, please contact:
Mayor Morris Flewwelling