MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Cammalleri launched a personal initiative that will provide tickets to 21 Canadiens home games in 2009-10 for Quebec soldiers and members of the Canadian Forces. The ticket donation program known as Cammy’s Heroes is Michael’s way to pay tribute to the men and women in the Forces and recognize the hardships and sacrifices they are faced with during their tour of duty.
This generous contribution made through the Military Families Fund will enable 21 members of the Canadian Forces and their loved ones to enjoy a memorable experience at the Bell Centre.
“I wanted to get involved with our troops and come up with something for the soldiers, because I have a great deal of admiration for their courage and commitment,” explains Cammalleri. On each of those 21 game nights, Michael’s guests will have the opportunity to meet with Michael for a few moments prior to the game, have their photo taken with him and receive a souvenir gift. Personalized greetings will also appear on the central scoreboard during the games.
“On behalf of the 2,000 soldiers from Quebec in the Forces who have courageously served our country overseas and who have returned from Afghanistan just a few days ago, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Michael Cammalleri for his gesture towards our valiant troops by inviting them to be part of the game,” said Brigadier General Guy Laroche, Commander of Land Forces Quebec Area. About the Military Families Fund
The MFF allows for several areas of support beyond the limits of those programs already in place, by way of grants, including rehabilitation, education, financial assistance in the case of injury or death of a Canadian Forces member due to service, and urgent and extraordinary financial demands where the ability to provide family necessities is at risk.See alsoGame preview: Canadiens - FlamesThe Streak is On!What's your Top-10 week 5