Great saves for a great university

Now there’s even more reason to cheer for the Ottawa Senators as they shoot for the Stanley Cup. As part of the University’s awareness campaign, an innovative new partnership between the Sens, Carleton University, and Scotiabank is helping to raise funds for student scholarships and bursaries.

For the 12 final home games of the season, Scotiabank will direct a $25 contribution to student aid at Carleton every time Senators goalies Patrick Lalime and Martin Prusek make a save. The Carleton University Alumni Association will match each contribution, which is then doubled again by the province of Ontario under the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund.

“At $100 per save, with an average 25 saves per game, this program could raise as much as $30,000 for Carleton students,” says Nancy Lewis, Director, Alumni Services. “The Alumni Association is proud to team up with the Ottawa Senators and our longstanding corporate partner Scotiabank to help our students achieve their goals of academic success.”

The Great Saves program, which started at the Senators-Maple Leafs game on February 5, follows on the success of the innovative Alumni Give-Back Program launched last fall. At various alumni events, including the February 12 Senators game against the Boston Bruins, graduates can make a voluntary donation on top of their discounted ticket price. All donations are matched by the Alumni Association and the province. To date, Carleton alumni have helped raise over $30,000 for student aid through the Give-Back Program.

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