June 13, 2005

Mike Bossy adds to Chevrolet Safe & Fun Promise quilt

Barrie, Ontario – The Chevrolet Safe & Fun Promise Quilt, a visual representation of the commitment made by the minor hockey community across Canada, has come a step closer to completion with a decoration and signature by hockey player Mike Bossy.

Bossy was in Barrie, Ontario to participate in a three-day Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival, attended by 300 local players, parents and coaches. His commitment follows those made by Bobby Orr and Cassie Campbell, who have also contributed swatches of signed cloth for the quilt project.

Over the next six months, players, parents, coaches and officials attending festivals across Canada will be invited to sign and decorate cloth swatches for the quilt. The quilt is an extension of the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey program, created by Bobby Orr and General Motors in 1999 to instill the values of respect and responsibility in hockey through on- and off-ice activities.

Since 1999, over 20,000 children ages five to nine have attended program clinics, and more than 200,000 manuals have been distributed to hockey parents.

Upcoming festivals will be held in Charlottetown, PEI on June 17-19; Windsor, Ontario July 15-17; Quebec City, Quebec September 23-25 (tentative); and Calgary, Alberta November 4-6 (tentative).

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