Update from Brian Orser…
The team now has 35 confirmed participants for the 2010 Pride and Remembrance Run on July 3.
To sponsor a team member go to www.priderun.org and click on the Running Room link.
Click on Pledge a Runner; at the bottom right of the next page again click Pledge a Runner. Search for the name of the person you wish to sponsor and follow the directions.
Confirmed skaters who have signed up for the 2010 Silver’s Bullets team are:
Brian Orser, Jeffrey Buttle, David Islam, Petra Burka, Patti Cooke, Michael Shinniman, Joey Russell, Jonathan Russell, Jessie Oliver-Laird, Doug Haw, Marcus Christensen, John Rait, Patty Cranston, Diana Flynn, Rob Fraser, Robert O'Toole, Matt Hickey, Rick O'Neill, Andrew Hallam, Richard Guy, Tyler Myles, Mitchell Islam, Dmitry Dun, Alexandra Paul, Terra Findlay, Thom Hayim, C.J. Miller, Shelli-Anne Bedder, David McKimm, Adam Rippon, Ed Bahoric, Katie Jones, Matt Solarski and Erin d'Eon.
Come out and support the team at the fund-raising launch on June 17 at the Pentimento Fine Art Gallery, 1164 Queen Street East (between Leslie Street and Jones Avenue) from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
The 2010 Silver’s Bullets team is shaping up to be the best ever for the annual “Pride and Remembrance Run.” With a month to go, 30 competitors, both past and present skaters, have already signed up. The run will take place July 3 in Toronto.
Team captain, Brian Orser, is thrilled about the size of the team this year. “It is going to be great and we are going to raise a lot of money,” he said.
Other team members include Jeffrey Buttle, Petra Burka, Adam Rippon, Joey Russell and his brother Jonathan, Andrew Hallam, Doug Haw, Marcus Christensen and Ricky O’Neill. Coach David Islam rallied the troops at Barrie’s Mariposa School of Skating to participate.
Silver's Bullets will host a fund raising launch party June 17 at the Pentimento Fine Art Gallery at 1164 Queen Street East (between Leslie Street and Jones Avenue) which starts at 7:00 p.m. A silent auction of fabulous skating memorabilia will be a pivotal part of the evening. One of the hottest items up for grabs will no doubt be the limited number of personally signed photos of the 2010 Olympic champion Yu-Na Kim. There will also be a meet-and-greet with some of the team members. Come along and bring your friends!
In the past three years, Silver's Bullets teams have raised over $60,000 for local charities through their participation in the Run.
“We want to raise more money than ever this year, so we are working hard to do as much as we can to make that happen,” said team manager Patti Cooke. “One of the beneficiaries this year is Fife House which provides housing and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Bob Knapp, a former Canadian ice dancer with partner Shelley McLeod, was supported by this organization throughout his lengthy illness. Bob died from the AIDS virus a few years ago so this charity is very close to our hearts and sport.”