The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a football club that prides itself on its community programs and giving back to the community around them. For the 2010 season, the Blue Bombers teamed up with Supreme Basics to start a promotion called “Pass the Bucks”. They told their fans and the city of Winnipeg that they would donate $200 to the Variety Club of Manitoba on behalf of Supreme Basics for every passing touchdown during the 2010 season.
With Blue Bombers quarterbacks throwing for 27 touchdown passes this past season, the Blue Bombers were pleased to announce that they have raised and donated a total of $5,400 to the Variety Club of Manitoba on behalf of Supreme Basics.
Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba is associated with Variety Canada under the protection of Variety International and has raised more than $22 million in Manitoba to date. They are one of the premier children’s charities in the province and focuses on giving children the opportunity to participate fully in everyday’s life activities. They have provided funds for equipment so that children can run as well as walk; play hockey; and “read” computers even though they may be blind. They have also contributed $200,000 for a pediatric play area in the upgraded CancerCare Manitoba Treatment Centre.
“Children are the heart of our existence and the inspiration of our work,” said Wayne Rogers, Executive Director, Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba in a statement on BlueBombers.com. “Variety is truly blessed with the generosity of Supreme Basics and the Pass the Bucks program. The funds generated will help Variety to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for Manitoba’s children.”
The Blue Bombers have teamed up with many different charities over the years. They continuously donate their time and help raise money for many charities across the province of Manitoba. They show their fans that they appreciate all the support they get from them day in and day out and thank them by giving back to the entire community year after year to help better everyone around them.
To learn more about Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba, visit http://www.varietymanitoba.com/about.html