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April 4, 2012

Pass the Bucks program proves successful yet again; $200 donated for every passing touchdown in 2011

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are proud to announce that $4,000 has been donated to Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba on behalf of Supreme Basics who sponsored a promotion for the second year in a row called “Pass the Bucks”, where they would donate $200 for every passing touchdown during the 2011 season. In total, Blue Bomber quarterbacks threw 20 touchdown passes.

“Once again, Supreme Basics is proud to partner with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in raising both funds and awareness for Variety – The Children’s Charity,” said Brennan Thomson, Corporate Marketing Manager of Supreme Basics.  “We are grateful for the opportunity to continue working with our friends in both these fine organizations, and to play our small part in building a better future for Manitoba’s children.”

Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba is one of the premier children’s charities in the province and has raised over $22 million in Manitoba to meet the special needs of children of all abilities.

“We are truly grateful for the continued and very generous support of Supreme Basics and the “Pass the Bucks” program,” said Wayne Rogers, Executive Director of Variety, the Children’s Charity.  “Funds raised through this program enable Variety to meet the tangible needs of children of all abilities throughout Manitoba.”

The Winnipeg Football Club prides itself on its community programs and has teamed up with many different charities and organizations throughout the years through programs like Pass the Bucks.

“The Football Club is once again proud to have been associated with the ‘Pass the Bucks’ programs,” said Blue Bomber President and CEO, Garth Buchko.  “Supreme Basics deserves all the recognition for this great donation and we are happy to have been able to play a small part.”