Drop Zone 2012
DROP ZONE 2012 SUCCESS!
DROP ZONE 2012 RAISES OVER $110,000 FOR EASTER SEALS NOVA SCOTIA
HALIFAX – On October 20 and 21, Easter Seals Nova Scotia held its ninth annual Drop Zone event. A total of 74 participants rappelled from the rooftop of 1801 Hollis St and the top of the Macdonald Bridge this past weekend. A grand total of over $110,000 was raised by Drop Zone participants, with an astounding $15,334.84 raised by team Bell Aliant. All funds raised from the event will go towards helping children, youth and adults with physical disabilities.
Despite Drop Zone being rescheduled twice due to bad weather, it did not put a damper on the participants, who have spent the last nine months working hard to fundraise. The Bell Aliant team worked especially hard, hosting countless successful fundraisers like Waffle Mondays, bake sales, barbecues, comedy night and others. They were Drop Zone’s highest team fundraisers; with a big applause to Zeda Redden, Bell Aliant’s Vice President of Investor Relations, who was our highest individual fundraiser. Way to go, Zeda!
When asked about her experience Zeda replied “I am overwhelmed by the outstanding work Easter Seals Nova Scotia does for persons with disabilities and wanted to help contribute to the obvious need for financial help. This was a fun way to do it and get others involved as well.”
Congratulations to the second largest team, Black & MacDonald, who raised $7,514! And thank you to Jordanna Caine of Simmons Mattress Gallery who has participated in the Drop Zone for three of the last four years and intends to rappel
again in 2013 to celebrate Drop Zone’s 10th anniversary!
The majority of participants rappelled on Saturday from the rooftop of 1801 Hollis St, which is the tallest building in Halifax at close to 300 feet. Many spectators and members of the media were there to cheer on the participants as they rappelled. On Sunday, the event took place at the Macdonald Bridge where participants descended 180 feet from the top of the bridge to the pedway below.
Through these fundraising efforts, many Nova Scotian adults and children with disabilities will enhance their quality of life by achieving their individual potential through the help of Easter Seals’ many programs. These programs include job skills training through New Leaf Enterprises, Camp Tidnish which is a fully-accessible camp for persons with disabilities, the Wheelchair Recycling Program and more.
Thank you to Drop Zone’s national sponsors, CREIT, Remote Access Technology and Amway, as well as their local partner, Halifax Harbour Bridges. Drop Zone wouldn’t have been such a huge success without the help from local sponsors like Optimyz Magazine, 89.9 Hal FM, Z101.9, Scotiabank and Tim Hortons. Congratulations again, to Team Bell Aliant for their great success this year.
For further information please contact Courtney Zylstra at (902) 453-6000 x 228, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.easterseals.ns.ca and www.thedropzone.ca.
Easter Seals has operated in Nova Scotia since 1931. Easter Seals Nova Scotia has
been previously known as the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia. _______________________________________________________________________
Congratulations to the Bell Aliant Finance team!
On October 20th and 21st, Easter Seals Nova Scotia held its 9th annual Drop Zone event. A total of 74 participants rappelled from the rooftop of 1801 Hollis St and the top of the Macdonald Bridge that weekend. A grand total of over $110,000 was raised by Drop Zone participants, with an astounding $15,259.84 raised by team Bell Aliant.
The Drop Zone participants have spent the greater part of the last 9 months working hard to fundraise.
The Bell Aliant Finance team worked especially hard, hosting countless successful fundraisers like waffle day, bake sales, barbeques, comedy night, 50/50 draws and many more. They were Drop Zone’s highest contributing fundraisers; with big applause to Zeda Redden, Bell Aliant’s Vice President of Investor Relations, who was our highest individual fundraiser.
Way to go, Zeda! We’d also like to thank all of the Bell Aliant staff for supporting their team and Easter Seals.