2011 CHEO BBQ launch
What: CHEO BBQ Media Launch – “Play, Pledge & Win!”
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Where: The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa – Confederation Room
Who: Norma Lamont, Vice President of Community Development,
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
CHEO FAMILY, the Watters Family
Michael Machargo, President/ Director of Business Development, CHEO BBQ
Mark Hatfield, Guest Speaker and Motivational Expert, Friend of CHEO BBQ
Why: CHEO BBQ unveils for 2011;
- § Introduction from Mike
- § Importance of CHEO in the community – CHEO Family
- § Highlights – Play, Pledge & Win!
- § Mobile Giving
- § Meet volunteers, sports captains, partners and sponsors
Ottawa’s biggest backyard BBQ returns for a 19th year
Get a sneak peek at the action or come register a team! Join founders, organizers, and sponsors of the annual CHEO BBQ at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday May 25, to kick off their 19th annual fundraiser.
CHEO BBQ president Mike Machargo will reveal the “Play, Pledge & Win” program as well as the Mobile Giving Campaign for this year’s CHEO BBQ and highlight what else is in store for the 2011 season.
Since its humble beginnings back in 1993 – when Machargo decided to pass a donation bowl amongst a handful of his friends at a backyard barbecue on the day of the CHEO telethon – the annual CHEO BBQ has grown into a full-day event that has raised over $310,000, over the years for the Children’s Hospital and attracts more than 1,500 participants per year.
With roughly 110 teams that competed in the Volleyball and Ultimate Tournament, last year’s BBQ alone brought in over $50,000. The organizing committee is hopeful of surpassing these figures in 2011 – nearly 90 teams have already signed up for the tournament which takes place on Saturday, June 11th.
Tournament registration has begun and the BBQ is also looking for volunteers. Those interested can sign up online at www.cheobbq.com.
Media Contact: Mike Machargo 613.261.4935 firstname.lastname@example.org