The Calgary Flames Alumni -- and friends -- were out in full force for the annual Flames Alumni Masters Golf Tournament at Heritage Pointe Golf and Country Club, helping to raise $150,000 for affordable senior housing in Calgary.
The Flames alumni, who designate proceeds from their annual tournament to different charities each year, supported MCF Housing.
The group's mission is to provide affordable housing for seniors, allowing them to live safely, independently and with dignity as they age.
MCF Housing currently provides homes to more than 1,500 low to moderate income seniors. The organization will use the donation from the Flames alumni to support the construction of a much-needed 150 unit apartment building in Bridgeland.
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Among the alumni to play in the tournament were Theo Fleury, Jim Peplinski, Perry Berezan, Eric Vail, Dave Lowry, Joel Otto, Brian Skrudland, Mike Vernon, Carey Wilson, Dana Murzyn, Jim Kyte, Jamie Hislop, Terry Johnson, Jamie Huscroft, Colin Patterson, Jamie Macoun, Cale Hulse and Lanny McDonald.
The tournament was founded in 1995 by Eddie Wong and former Flames captain Jim Peplinski.
In 2003, the Masters proudly passed the $1 million mark in total contributions made to deserving Calgary charities.
The Masters is the premiere charity golf tournament in Calgary in terms of fundraising capability, return to sponsors, value and prestige.