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Calgary to host Flames Foundation for Life Awareness Game

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames will host the Flames Foundation for Life Awareness Game on Saturday, December 6th when the Flames face off against the San Jose Sharks. The Flames Foundation for Life distributed over $2.3 million in donations last year in support of health and wellness, amateur and grassroots sports and education programs and initiatives. Throughout Saturday night’s game, promotions and videos will run on Flames Foundation for Life beneficiaries and will raise awareness on where funding is directed.

Every season the Flames Foundation for Life supports the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT hockey programs, as well as Calgary’s AJHL and CWHL teams. They also award Harley Hotchkiss student scholarships, make hockey more accessible with the Flames EvenStrength and the HEROS programs. They also support local amateur and grassroots sports teams with over $100,000 in funding through the Flames 50-50 program.

This commitment to amateur and grassroots sports is paired with a long term commitment to health and wellness initiatives which include; a $1 million commitment to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation’s Camp Kindle and the Rotary Flames House, along with education initiatives such as Flames@School, Reading…Give it a Shot!, and the Flames YMCA Grade 6 Membership Program. This is included in a year that started with a $1 million donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Southern Alberta flood relief.

Along with supporting annual commitments to the above programs, the Flames Foundation for Life issues grants to CRA registered charities in support of health and wellness, amateur and grassroots sports and educational programming. The following are the charitable disbursements the Flames Foundation made between June 2013 and June 2014:

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

CANADIAN RED CROSS - ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF - $1,048,614

ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION - $200,000

RECOVERY ACRES SOCIETY CALGARY - $100,000

$25,000 - $50,000

CAMP CARMANGAY

WOOD'S HOME FOUNDATION

MEALS ON WHEELS

CHILDREN'S COTTAGE SOCIETY

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

CALGARY WOMEN'S EMERGENCY SHELTER

ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION - Hockey Marathon

LITTLE WARRIORS - Be Brave Ranch

FRESH START RECOVERY CENTRE

UNITED WAY OF CALGARY AND AREA

$10,000 - $25,000

YOUNG WOMEN'S CHARITABLE ASSOC. BANFF

MUSTARD SEED STREET MINISTRY SOCIETY

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

PARTNERS RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

CALGARY HEALTH TRUST (In honour of Emerson Stajan)

ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (In honour of Emerson Stajan)

NHL FOUNDATION- Hockey Fights Cancer

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

CALGARY COUNSELLING CENTRE

$5,000-$10,000

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA FOUNDATION

ARBI

KIDS HELP PHONE

HOSPICE CALGARY

ALBERTA ADOLESCENT RECOVERY CENTRE

CALGARY SEXUAL HEALTH CENTRE

DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CALGARY

RIGHT TO PLAY

UNDER $5,000

MISSING CHILDREN SOCIETY OF CANADA

CJAY KIDS FUND

CALGARY JCC

ALBERTA ADOLESCENT RECOVERY CENTRE

INN FROM THE COLD

AMATEUR AND GRASSROOTS SPORTS

KIDSPORT CALGARY - Flames EvenStrength Program - $125,000

Honourariums for amateur and minor sports teams through 50-50 - $103,000

$25,000 - $50,000

KIDSPORT CALGARY

$10,000 - $25,000

CALGARY CANUCKS

CALGARY MUSTANGS

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

SAIT POLYTECHNIC

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

CWHL- CALGARY INFERNO

$5,000-$10,000

PARKS FOUNDATION CALGARY FOR THE LINDSAY PARK SPORTS SOCIETY

HOCKEY CANADA FOUNDATION

UNDER $5,000

HOCKEY CALGARY - WOMEN’S UNDER18 CHAMPIONSHIP

EDUCATION:

$150,000

UofC – REBECCA HOTCHKISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP EXCHANGE PROGRAM

$25,000 - $50,000

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Player Matching Program Mark Giordano

$5,000-$10,000

CALGARY READS

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

CALGARY EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION - Reading Give it a Shot!

CALGARY READS

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

HARLEY HOTCHKISS SCHOLARSHIPS – MRU, UofC and SAIT

UNDER $5,000

CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY - Crowchild Classic

STUDENTS' ASSOC OF MRU- Crowchild Classic

TOTAL DISTRIBUTED IN SUPPORT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA: OVER $2.3 Million

The Flames Foundation for Life was created over 30 years ago when the Flames were brought to Calgary. Their mission is to improve the lives of Southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and amateur and grassroots programs.

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