Initiated by Rhett Warrener, the Calgary Flames Alumni will be hosting a toy drive at the December 14th Flames game versus the Carolina Hurricanes (click for tickets). From donations holiday hampers will be created and delivered to families in need by members of the Flames Alumni and Calgary Police Service. All donations will be distributed on December 24th to the Calgary Police Foundation families and in honour of Emerson Stajan to the Alberta Children's Hospital.
In partnership with the Calgary Flames Foundation and the Calgary Police Foundation, 20 families have been handpicked from the Integrated School Support Program. The Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) is a prevention-based initiative in two elementary schools located in the Forest Lawn community. New this year, toys will also be delivered to the Alberta Children's Hospital in honour of Emerson Stajan.
Members of the Flames Alumni including Rhett Warrener, Colin Patterson, Joel Otto, Jamie Macoun, Matt Stajan, Mike Commodore, Curtis Glencross and Mason Raymond will be on the concourse in section 227 collecting donations. Fans are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys or grocery store gift cards to section 227 and grab a quick photo or autograph from the alumni. All donations will then be wrapped and sorted into hampers to help make this holiday season a special one for these families.
Collection will take place when doors open at noon until the end of the second intermission. If fans are unable to make it to the game and still wish to participate, they can drop off their donation at the Scotiabank Saddledome any day leading up to December 20th at the main reception desk. More information can be found at www.calgaryflamesfoundation.com/alumnitoydrive
The mandate of the Calgary Flames Foundation is to improve the lives of southern Albertans through health and wellness, education and grassroots sports programming. The Calgary Flames Alumni have been a positive contributor to the southern Alberta community since the early 1990s. Through pro-active events and activities combined with a helpful response to requested community needs, the alumni have been effective in fundraising for important causes as well as creating impactful and socially beneficial experiences. The mandate of the Flames Alumni is to make a quality contribution on a broad scale to Calgary and the southern Alberta community.