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P.R.O. Kids Sponsors Recognized


Saint John Mayor Mel Norton and P.R.O. Kids Advisory Chair Kathryn Davison thanked sponsors, fundraisers and the P.R.O. Kids Advisory Board for enabling 750 children and youth up to the age of 18 to access culture and recreation activities in 2012. Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop, Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll and Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier also attended the reception.

P.R.O. Kids is a proactive and confidential service offered by the Leisure Services Department of the City of Saint John to all children and youth in Saint John, Quispamsis, Grand Bay-Westfield and Rothesay. All administration costs are covered by these municipalities, allowing 100% of donations received to be directed to the children and youth of the community.

P.R.O. Kids receives support from organizations, businesses and service providers who donate spaces in their programs, provide financial or "in kind" assistance, and/or donate supplies, equipment and transportation to and from activities or programs. In 2012, over $175,000 was raised.

Premier Financial Sponsors ($10,000 +):

•    Brian Lund Memorial Fund and Greater Saint John Community Foundation
•    Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
•    Dickie Crossman Memorial Foundation
•    Rocky’s Sportsbar

Major Financial Sponsors ($5,000 to $9,999):

•    Brunswick Pipeline
•    New Brunswick Children’s Foundation
•    Saputo (Baxter Foods)

Activity Sponsors ($1,000 to $4,999):

•    Brent Kelly Memorial Fund
•    Brian Munro Professional Corporation
•    City of Saint John Leisure Services Department
•    The Fisher Foundation
•    Holiday Inn Express
•    Rusty Blades Hockey
•    Saint John Irving Oil Christmas Tournament
•    United Way of Greater Saint John

In Kind Sponsorship:

•    97.3 The Wave/Country 94
•    The Box Sporting Goods
•    City of Saint John Communications Department
•    Delta Brunswick Hotel
•    Moosehead Breweries
•    Telegraph Journal

Organizers of our 2012 fundraisers:

o    Members of the Annual Fundraising Dinner Committee
o    George Georgoudis, John Marino, Andrew Munford, Dave Craig and Rob Burke of the Dickie Crossman Memorial Foundation for the golf tournament in July
o    Rocky’s Sportsbar
o    David Connell – Nathan MacKinnon draw
o    Lancaster Minor Hockey Association
o    Dolores Ferris & Jorrock Stables Poker Run
o    Andrew Campbell – Hall & Fairweather Insurance, Aviva Community Fund
o    Fundy Fog Chasers Creepy Crawl 5k Walk/Run
o    Ken Gents Oldtimers Hockey
o    Xerox Equipment Drive
o    Angus Miller Insurance

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