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Aspiring Young Hockey Hyundai harvest program over $ 420,000

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.. is pleased to announce today that the Young Hopefuls Hyundai Hockey (JEHH) program raises - of his first year - more than $ 420,000 to help disadvantaged young people in Canada play hockey. Along with KidSport Canada, a non-profit organization providing financial support to young people aged 18 and under, the program has JEHH's objective is to eliminate financial barriers often associated with organized sports by paying the registration fee and the cost of the equipment for disadvantaged children who, without this support, could play hockey.

JEHH the program was launched in September with the aim of providing financial support this year has at least 1,000 youth in Canada. In fact, heap donations have helped 1,817 youth hockey in 2012. Under the program, Hyundai dealers across the country held special events fundraising in their communities throughout the month of October 'to help fund the program JEHH additional requests for disadvantaged young people. During "the month Youth Hockey Hopes Hyundai" Hyundai Canada and its network of dealers have managed to raise over $ 420,000 that were paid to KidSport in order to help more young people. The Hyundai dealership Mississauga Mr. Nav Bhatia, near Toronto, was the concession with harvesting the most money in the country with a total of $ 15,000.

"I could not be prouder of our dealers," said Steve Kelleher says, chairman and ceo of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.. "Thanks to their efforts, we can make a real difference in the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people by helping them to play hockey. I can personally testify to the positive impact of the hockey life of a youth. My wish for the coming year is that the program Youth Hockey Hopes Hyundai can help even more young people to have the same chance that I had in my youth. I wish to thank sincerely all those who are involved in deployant all efforts and engaging thoroughly. "

Dawn MacDonald, Partnership Director and Chief Executive for KidSport Ontario, sharing the pride of Mr. Kelleher. "The mission of KidSport is to ensure that no young person is found on the dimension lines. Together with Hyundai, we been able to afford to thousands of underprivileged children to enjoy the benefits of playing in an organized league. "

Also on the team is the Subban family acting as ambassadors to the program Youth Hockey Hopes Hyundai. Karl Subban, director of school and father of PK Subban, Montreal Canadiens defender, and Malcolm Subban, the first choice of the Boston Bruins, knows very well how has the financial burden of organized hockey can be heavy to wear for low-income families. When his son were children, Karl had several jobs and has a bend exhausting schedule to allow his children to play hockey. Despite the cost and commitment required, he recognized that hockey could teach invaluable life skills.

Today, as director in a school in a poor neighborhood of Toronto, Karl encourages its young students to participate in the constructive as well as sports school programs. "We often say that the best kids make better communities. Participation in organized sports represents one of the best ways to positively influence a young in its development, "says Karl.

Having witnessed the sacrifices of his family when he was young, PK Subban could not be more in agreement. "The program Youth Hockey Hopes Hyundai can reduce the financial burden of underprivileged families whose children want to play hockey. I certainly would not be the same person I am today without playing hockey organizes and were it not for the generosity of the community on which we could rely for equipment and support. I am very pleased that we can offer children across Canada the opportunity to play hockey. "

Hyundai Canada

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