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THE ABBOTSFORD HEAT & HONDA WAY PRESENTS NEARLY $6,000 TO KIDSPORT

Abbotsford, BC - The Abbotsford Heat and the Honda Way were proud to present KidSport with $5,823.65 today. As partners that are both committed to the community the Abbotsford Heat and the Honda Way partnered during the 2011-12 season to raise funds for KidSport through in-game Chuck-a-Puck promotions.

Abbotsford Heat President Ryan Walter summarised the grass-roots, community initiative saying, "We are proud of our partnership with Honda Way and very proud to support KidSport Abbotsford."

When asked about the impact that these monies have had Scott Hill, Director of KidSport Abbotsford commented, "Thanks to the generosity of the Abbotsford Heat and Honda Way children in our community will experience the positive impact of sport." Hill continued to say, "When we see the smiles on the faces of the children [like Caleb] it makes all the effort worthwhile."

11-year-old Caleb joined baseball this past year and when asked to reflect upon the positive experience that her son was afforded through KidSport Corinne Pahl said, "He seemed to be especially blessed having recently lost his 80-year-old old Pappou, a New Yorker who loved the Mets. We always said Pappou is watching you play from the best seats, in Heaven. He even has Pappou on his hat!"

As a proud member of the community Honda Way representatives glowed when asked about their partnership with the Heat and KidSport saying, "We at The Honda Way have always endeavoured to assist and enhance the lives of those less fortunate in our community, especially where children are concerned. We believe that the KidSport program teaches valuable skills that will assist today's children to become tomorrow's capable adults by forming healthy life habits. Sports and athletics teach a child the value of teamwork, dedication, and hard work. It has been a privilege for all of us at The Honda Way to have the opportunity to support KidSport and contribute to investing in the quality of children's lives. We look forward to our continued support of this very worthwhile program."

Visit Hawkey the Hawk and the Honda Way Street Team at the 50th Anniversary Abbotsford International Airshow this weekend, August 10, 11 and 12.

The 2012-13 Abbotsford Heat home opener is October 12th at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC).

Single-game tickets will be available for sale to the general public in September. Priority seating is offered exclusively to subscription holders; season tickets and flex packages are available now.

All tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-452-HEAT (4328), clicking on www.abbotsfordheat.com.



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