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Stanley Cup Raises Money for Special Olympics

September 18, 2012 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Owen Sound Attack News Release

The Owen Sound Attack, in partnership with Bayshore Broadcasting, Owen Sound Police Services and the Owen Sound Special Olympics team is pleased to announce that over $1500.00 was raised on Tuesday afternoon for Special Olympic athletes in Owen Sound.

Mike Futa, Director of Amateur Scouting for the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings was generous enough to choose Owen Sound as the destination for his afternoon with the Stanley Cup. Hundreds of people turned out to the pavilion behind City Hall to have their picture taken with Lord Stanley's Cup, a once in a lifetime opportunity for some.

"We are extremely grateful to Mike for allowing the Attack and the City of Owen Sound this incredible opportunity.", stated Attack Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Brent Fisher. "Despite a little damp weather, the event went off without great and we are thrilled that Special Olympics, the Ontario Hockey League's Official Charity could benefit."

Fans were able to have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup for a minimum donation of $2.00 to the Owen Sound Special Olympics. Mike Futa also made a personal donation to Special Olympics of $500.00.

"Mr. Futa sure made his Stanley Cup celebration something pretty special for our local Special Olympic athletes.", stated Chris Hartley from Owen Sound Police Services. "Not only did the generous members of our community donate almost $1,600 to Special Olympics but the athletes also had the chance hang out with members of the Attack and also get up and close with the cup and touch a piece of history. This is just another fantastic way that our city supports and encourages each other to be their best, no matter what their abilities"

The Attack wish to thank Mike Futa for his willingness to bring the Stanley Cup to Owen Sound and also a special thank you to Fred Wallace of Bayshore Broadcasting and Chris Hartley of the Owen Sound Police for all of their hard work.

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