NEWS: Sens Foundation supports Gee-Gees Summer Camps for second year

Friday July 27, 2018
Sens Foundation supports Gee-Gees Summer Camps

The Ottawa Senators Foundation visited Montpetit Hall this week to deliver a cheque for $17,500 to the Gee-Gees Summer Camps as part of the 2018 Sens Camperships summer program. 

The visit marked the second straight year that Gee-Gees Summer Camps has been supported by the Ottawa Senators Foundation and provided an opportunity to reflect on the success of the 2017 partnership.

The funding allows children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford the registration the chance to play, learn, and create the incredible memories that summer camp can provide. 

This support also enhances the existing Send a Kid to Camp program, a uOttawa Employee Giving campaign initiative which has supported the placement of more than 200 children in Gee-Gees Summer Camps over the past six summers. 

“We are proud to be supported again this year by the Ottawa Senators Foundation,” says Paul Ausman, Program Coordinator for Camps at uOttawa Sports Services. "We have seen the impact that this partnership can have in our community and it’s great to see it continue."

Gee-Gees Summer Camps give children and youth 5 to 17 years old the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities. The uOttawa campus is a welcoming and bilingual learning place and each Gee-Gees camp is specialized by sport, which allows the participants to fulfill their potential in small groups according to their age and skill level.

Since 2015, the Ottawa Senators Foundation SENS Campership Program has given more than 5,000 children and youth from low-income families the opportunity to experience over 30,000 days at summer camps across the region. In 2018 alone, the organization made a record-breaking $400,000 investment in the 2018 SENS Campership Program that will enable more than 2,000 children and youth from communities in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, to attend camp this summer.

Visit the Camps section of the Gee-Gees website to know more about the camps offered this summer.