First ever Drive-Through Bottle Drive a big success!
This past Saturday the REDBLACKS and the OSEG Foundation proudly teamed up to host the first-ever Drive-Through Bottle Drive at TD Place.
A great start! The @FoundationOSEG Drive-Through Bottle Drive on now til 2pm. See you in your car with your empties soon! Rendez-vous bientôt dans votre voiture avec vos bouteilles vides ! pic.twitter.com/2EAYXNqXgG
— Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) July 11, 2020
While the rain fell steadily throughout the event, Ottawa’s giving spirits weren’t dampened at all! Cars lined up in a steady flow between 9am and 2pm as Alex Mateas, Nick Arbuckle and Ettore Lattanzio we’re joined by OSEG staff and even REDBLACKS Head Coach Paul LaPolice and 67’s Head Coach Andre Tourigny to welcome hundreds of happy donors and their vehicles full of empties.
In just a short 5-hour period, the drive-through bottle drive raised $6,000 dollars that will go towards supporting the OSEG Foundation’s Return2Play COVID-19 Youth Sports Recovery Fund and will help the Ottawa Food Bank to provide emergency food relief to people in need in our city.
Thank you very much to everyone who has already dropped off bottles/cans @TD_Place for the @FoundationOSEG fundraiser in support of kids and @OttawaFoodBank @REDBLACKS @Ottawa67sHockey pic.twitter.com/VF2UTbE2Wf
— Calvin (@CalvinOSEG) July 11, 2020
Thanks again to all the incredible #RNation fans who took the time to stop by on Saturday:
Thank you #Ottawa and #RNation for bringing your empty bottles and cans to @TD_Place today – great things happen when the community and sport come together! @REDBLACKS @Ottawa67sHockey @TheBeerStoreON pic.twitter.com/CZE5X61A6Y
— OSEG Foundation (@FoundationOSEG) July 11, 2020
Just dropped off our donation for the @FoundationOSEG and got to meet the new @REDBLACKS quarterback Nick Arbuckle. Can’t wait for football to be back in the nations capital! https://t.co/j1QTJqNFl6 pic.twitter.com/SmQB9XAmDI
— Sheralea Nadeau (@SheraleaNadeau) July 11, 2020
@arbuckle_QB9 so nice to meet you Nick & hope your sweet daughter likes her pink teddy bear! Nice to see Ettore again too! My hubby @CraigSearle1 &I were thrilled to meet you! Welcome to Ottawa! @REDBLACKS pic.twitter.com/5BzpeDAMKo
— Carolyn (@CPercySearle) July 11, 2020
— Craig Searle ⚓️ (@CraigSearle1) July 11, 2020
— Life’s Ruff (@guinnesschien) July 12, 2020