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P.R.O. Kids gives 1000 children the chance to take part

It’s been a great year for P.R.O. Kids – over $195,000 has been raised to provide a record 1000 children with positive recreational opportunities in 2011.
Mayor Ivan Court held a reception today to thank this year’s sponsors and supporters for their efforts towards the program, which receives administrative support from the City of Saint John and the Towns of Grand Bay-Westfield, Rothesay & Quispamsis.
This year’s Premier Financial Sponsors ($10,000 plus) were Brian Lund Memorial Fund and Greater Saint John Community Foundation, the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families (Jumpstart Program), Saint John High School, United Commercial Travelers Jack Kidd Council #755, and the Dickie Crossman Memorial Foundation.
The 2010 Major Financial Sponsors ($5,000 to $9,999) are Saputo (Baxter Foods) and the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation.
The 2010 Activity Sponsors ($1,000 to $4,999) are:
  • Alternative Measures Program
  • Brent Kelly Memorial Fund
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • City of Saint John Leisure Services Department
  • City of Saint John Mayor’s Office
  • The Fisher Foundation
  • Irving Oil
  • KV Bantam AAA Irving Oil Vito’s Rangers
  • Pembridge Insurance
  • Rocky’s Sportsbar
  • Rusty Blades Hockey
  • Saint John Irving Oil Christmas Hockey Tournament
  • United Way
In-Kind Sponsorship
  • 97.3 The Wave/Country 94
  • The Box Sporting Goods
  • Delta Brunswick Hotel
  • Harold Coughlan – Century 21
  • Moosehead Breweries
  • Pavilion Cup: Lily Lake Pavilion & DayTripping
  • Saint John Mill Rats
  • The Wright Agency
Danny Jardine, Advisory Committee Chair, would also like to thank the members of the 2011 P.R.O. Kids Advisory Committee –Charles Jensen, Connie Coffin, Dawn Maillet, Councillor Gerry Maher, Kathy Davison, Katie Langmaid, Andrew Green, Lisa Frechette, Jacqueline Thibodeau, Glen Jackson and Councillor Patty Higgins.
P.R.O. Kids is ready for a great year in 2012. Our annual fundraising dinner is coming up in April – watch for details and ticket information for this great event in the coming months.
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