CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames Ambassadors’ Celebrity Roast featuring John Forzani raised over $100,000 for the Flames Foundation for Life and the Forzani Foundation. The Forzani Group creator, Calgary Stampeders co-owner and former Calgary Stampeders player, John Forzani, graciously took to the hot seat to entertain over 400 ticket holders, sponsors, Flames and Stamps alumni and many generous donors.
The event took place on the floor of the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, November 29th. Live roasts included; Ken King, Basil Bark, and John Hufnagel with video roasts from Doug Mitchell, Bob Sartor, Tony Spoletini and Joe Forzani and featured Billy Powers as the Master of Ceremonies.
Proceeds from tribute were directed to the Flames Foundation for Life and the Forzani Foundation. The Flames Ambassadors’ Celebrity Roasts have now raised over $1.35 million in nine years. Former roastees include: Craig Conroy, Jim Kinnear, Lanny McDonald, Jim Peplinski, Ken King, Harley Hotchkiss, Darryl Sutter and Doc and BJ Seaman.
The Forzani Foundation supports the promotion of physical fitness, health and wellness, the prevention and relief of sickness and disability and the promotion of participation and education in sports.
The Flames Foundation for Life continues to touch the lives of thousands of people through its commitment to education, medical research, health, amateur sports and recreation. The Calgary Flames continue to give back to the community through community relations and Flames Foundation for Life programming.