Calgary, AB – The Flames Better Halves, wives and girlfriends of the Calgary Flames players, will be hosting its first ever Autographed Stick Auction in support of the Rotary/Flames House.
The Auction will include 40 autographed sticks from NHL Stars across the League, including a Team Set from the 2006-2007 Calgary Flames.
The Stick Auction will take place at Section 226 on the Pengrowth Saddledome concourse during the Monday, March 12th Flames Game vs. St. Louis.
In addition to the 2006-2007 Calgary Flames, the sticks of the following players will be showcased in the auction:
Vincent Lecavalier, Patrice Bergeron, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Martin Straka, Ryan Smyth, Adam Foote, Alexander Ovechkin, Chris Pronger, Darius Kasparaitis, Maxim Afinogenov, Daniel Briere, Chris Drury, Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk, Peter Forsberg, Joe Thornton, Marion Gaborik
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rotary/Flames House. The Flames Foundation for Life and the Rotary Clubs of Calgary have teamed up to donate $2.5 million to help build Alberta’s first pediatric hospice. Rotary/Flames House will help hundreds of families needing specialized care for their very sick and terminally ill children.
The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames through which more than $29 million dollars in funding has already been directed to education, health, medical research, amateur sport and recreation. The Calgary Flames have extended their commitment to the community through an exciting partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Calgary known as the “Rotary/Flames Gift to the Community” - a $10 million dollar donation to the community over the next five years.
The Flames Better Halves has been active in the Calgary community since the club’s arrival in 1980 and has been behind numerous fundraising events during that period.