CALGARY, AB - The Calgary Flames, in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, will be bringing awareness to mental health during the Wednesday, February 20th game versus the Los Angeles Kings for the Hockey Talks initiative.
All seven Canadian NHL teams have committed to the month long Hockey Talks initiative, in which each team will dedicate one game to awareness and fundraising. On February 20th the Calgary Flames will promote mental health support initiatives through vignettes and PSAs.
The Flames Foundation for Life will direct a portion from the evening’s 50/50 proceeds toward the Canadian Mental Health Association who will be on the concourse distributing information on the programs they offer.
The Flames Foundation for Life will also be selling commemorative Hockey Talks Flames pucks on the concourse and in Fanattic stores during the game on February 20th. Each player on the team has signed four pucks giving fans a one in three chance of receiving an autographed puck. Pucks will be sold for $15.00 each with proceeds being directed toward the Canadian Mental Health Association.
The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club. The Foundation is committed to supporting education, health and wellness and amateur and grassroots sports and raises funds throughout the year for these key areas. From families facing life-limiting illness of a child to student athletes, with support from the community, the Flames Foundation for Life creates positive change and touching the lives of thousands for over 30 years
About Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary
CMHA – Calgary’s mandate is to create awareness, provide promotion and education, and support and advocate for individuals and families living with mental illness and addictions.
The agency offers a variety of programs and services, including: advocacy, community education, continuing connections, family support, independent living support, leisure recreation, peer options, street outreach and stabilization, suicide bereavement counselling, supportive living, and workplace mental health. Through these programs we reach over 23,000 individuals each year. To learn more, visit www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca