UFC Canada and Rogers Sportsnet have teamed up with the Canadian Hero Fund to support our heroes in uniform and their families. "UFC® Fight For The Troops" will air live on Rogers Sportsnet from Fort Hood, Texas on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.
This special live UFC fight card will raise money in Canada for the Canadian Hero Fund Scholarship Program.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. To learn more visit: http://www.ufc.com
Rogers Sportsnet, launched in 1998, has been owned by Rogers Media since 2001. As Canada's live-event and high definition leader, Sportsnet is comprised of four channels, all of which are available nationally and in high definition. The channels include Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Pacific. To learn more visit: http://www.sportsnet.ca
About Canadian Hero Fund (http://www.herofund.ca):
The Canadian Hero Fund is a registered charitable organization dedicated to supporting Canadian military personnel and their families. Canadian Hero Fund was founded in 2009 by students and recent graduates at the University of Toronto who were deeply affected by the increasing number of Canadian casualties in Afghanistan and the young families they left behind. As university students, the founders understood the benefits of post-secondary education and felt the best way they could help these families was to provide the same opportunities to the dependents of fallen Canadian soldiers. The initial project of the Canadian Hero Fund is therefore to provide post-secondary scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen Canadian soldiers.
As a national civilian charity, the Canadian Hero Fund raises money through community, grassroots efforts and acts as a conduit for all Canadians to show their support and care for military families and their sacrifice. The initial project of the Canadian Hero Fund is to provide post-secondary scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen Canadian soldiers. Scholarships awarded by the Fund help finance post-secondary education at government-accredited universities, colleges and technical schools. Our fundraising goal for the Scholarship Program is $2,000,000 over four years. The Canadian Hero Fund allocated its first scholarship in the Fall of 2010.
Canadian Hero Fund
55 Bloor St. W
P.O. Box 19532