Saputo is the big winner in the first-ever Centraide Cup

Montreal, September 29, 2012 – Saputo won the first edition of the Centraide Cup charity tournament today after hard-fought rounds of exciting soccer matches between 25 major companies from the Montreal business sector. The $250,000 raised from the competition will go to Centraide's cause and the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

The teams that faced off in the final were Saputo and Aon Hewitt, with a score of 3 to 1.

Finalists: AON Hewitt

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The other companies that competed were: Laurentian Bank, National Bank, Scotiabank, BMO Financial Group, Bombardier, CIBC, Desjardins, Dessau, Ferreira Café, SNC-Lavalin, Hydro-Québec, Industrial Alliance, Intact Insurance, The Jean Coutu Group, Pharmascience, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Québecor/TVA Sports, RBC Royal Bank, Rolls-Royce Canada, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche, Sobeys, Standard Life and TD Canada Trust.

The money raised from the soccer tournament will go towards Centraide's 2012 fundraising campaign, which will be officially launched on October 3 at the 21st March of 1,000 Umbrellas. Close to 20,000 people are expected to fill the streets of downtown Montreal for the event. The theme of this year's campaign is "Donating is uplifting."

About Centraide of Greater Montreal

Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a board of directors that is representative of the community. Over half a million disadvantaged people receive help and comfort on a daily basis from the 370 community agencies and projects supported by Centraide. Its vast network includes over 80,000 volunteers, including 57,000 in the community sector. For more information about Centraide of Greater Montreal or to make a donation: