More than 50 teams (that is more than 900 volunteers) will take place in this event. It is said to be a fund-raising slo-pitch tournament run at the Optimist Park sports complex in Niagara Falls on June 13 and 14, 2006. The event is recognized to be the largest one staged by any corporate supporter of the Federated Health Charities Campaign. Among these 50 teams there are 20 teams from Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.
“This really shows what our people and our organization are all about,” said Larry Flynn, Senior Vice President – Gaming, OLGC. “We’re going to have some great fun and support an important cause, and we’re proud so many of our employees are joining in. Every day we work to make life better across Ontario by generating revenues provincially and economic and social benefits locally, and this showcases how our people take that to heart”.
There is no need to say how useful such events are. E. g. last year’s event raised more than $6,000. The money was donated to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Federated Health Campaign. The tradition to hold such events was started 6 years ago by an OLGC employee who died of cancer. This year, two cancer-surviving employees will join in throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
The Federated Health Campaign is a unique organization raising more than $21.8 million for major health charities in Ontario. No doubt, the campaign promotes wellness and supports all the sufferers.
Some words about OLGC:
It is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games, commercial and charitable casinos, and the operation and management of slot machine facilities at horse racing tracks.