MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI)
announced today that the eighth edition of the CN Hockey Greatest Stars
Challenge raised $350,000. The proceeds will benefit charitable
organizations supported by the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community
The Marie-Vincent Foundation, the Ted Nolan Foundation, and Big Brothers
Big Sisters (Canada and U.S.) will each receive $75,000. The remaining
sum will be divided between beneficiaries located in Canada and the
Since its first edition, in 2003, the CN Hockey Greatest Stars Challenge
has raised $1.7 million for charity.
Vee Kachroo, CN vice-president of supply chain solutions and
co-president of the fundraising campaign of the CN Employees' and
Pensioners' Community Fund, said: "At CN, we are committed to giving
back to the communities in which we operate.
"We are very proud to make a significant contribution that will help
promote the causes of the organizations selected for support this year
by the CN Hockey Greatest Stars Challenge. The money raised through the
Challenge is a testament to the dedication of our employees and
retirees, who have raised funds benefiting charitable organizations for
many years through the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund."
Last Saturday at Montreal's St-Michel Arena, CN's hockey team battled a
team of former Montreal Canadiens, including Donald Audette, Patrice
Brisebois, Guy Carbonneau, Stéphane Richer, and Guy Lafleur as head
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and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit,
Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
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