December 8, 2003
Roughrider Legends Help Set New Record for
SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ Program
SaskEnergy, its community partners and a group of Saskatchewan Roughrider Legends teamed
up this year to make history by helping to raise the most funds ever for the
SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™
Throughout the 2003 Saskatchewan Roughriders' season, a record $52,000 was raised for
KidSport™ Saskatchewan, bringing the program's seven-year total to $156,362.57.
During the Roughriders' regular and playoff seasons, SaskEnergy donated $25 for every
completed reception and field goal, as well as $100 for every touchdown the Riders made. An additional
$28,000 was raised by former Roughrider players during the "Line Up with the Legends" half-time show
"This year 'Rider Legends like Don Narcisse came back to Taylor Field, not just as fan
favourites, but as heroes to help kids across Saskatchewan," said Ron Clark, President and CEO of
SaskEnergy. "Businesses and organizations rallied together with the Legends not only to put on a great
show for the fans on September 28, but also to ensure the healthy future of the children in our
communities who may not otherwise have the chance to participate in sport."
The "Line Up with the Legends" half-time show saw Roughrider greats lead twelve teams in a
timed obstacle course race. The teams, which also competed to raise the most donations for KidSport™, came
from SaskEnergy, TransGas, ISM Canada, Farm Credit Canada, Nexen, The Phoenix Group, Saskatchewan
Lotteries, RREDA, TD Canada Trust, Thom Collegiate, as well as a celebrity team featuring Regina Mayor Pat
The record-setting "Team Gang-Green" from ISM Canada raised over $4,900 and also won the
half-time obstacle course race posting the fastest time.
"ISM Canada and our employees were thrilled to participate in SaskEnergy's Catch for
KidSport™," said Dan McMurtry, President and Chief Executive Officer, ISM Canada. "Thanks to the efforts
of SaskEnergy, the Roughrider organization, and our competitor teams, we had a fantastic time. Events like
this are a win-win opportunity, for our 'Team Gang-Green' and the ISM Canada employees who supported their
efforts onfield and off, and for the young people who will benefit from the Catch for KidSport™ program."
KidSport™ Saskatchewan has 32 committees across the province that enable less fortunate
children to become active in organized sports.
"The SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ program continues to build each year thanks to the
support of community-minded organizations and individuals," said Don McDougall, Volunteer Chair of
KidSport™ Saskatchewan. "The funds raised through this program are a true investment in the future of this
province. All proceeds will be used to help children participate in community sport programs. Through
sport they will learn the fundamentals of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play."
In 2002, the KidSport™ committees helped 3,440 children to participate in 33 different
sports and sport camps ranging from archery to wrestling. To learn more about KidSport™ Saskatchewan
programs, or to make a donation, call 1-800-319-GAME.
For more information, please contact:
Kristin Kutarna Gates
Community Relations Coordinator
(306) 777-9985 or (306) 536-3844 (cell)
C. Anne Mowat
Manager, Communications & PR