CALGARY, AB -- The 35th annual Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic, presented by Scotiabank, was held yesterday, Tuesday, September 15th at both the Hamptons Golf Club and Country Hills Golf Club. The tournament raised $385,000 for the Flames Foundation for Life.
420 golfers participated on 54 holes including representatives from the Flames, Roughnecks, Hitmen and Stampeders along with management, alumni and local celebrities in the season launching event. Following the day of golf, all participants met at the Scotiabank Saddledome for the dinner reception. Flames players Michael Frolik and Mason Raymond led their teams to first place in low gross and low net scores.
LOW GROSS WINNERS
LOW NEW WINNERS
Winners are awarded championship rings custom designed by Jewels by Maxime’s. Other highlights included Flames alumnus Brent Krahn’s hole in one at the Calgary Sports and Entertainment/Coca-Cola hole at Country Hills which awarded him $10,000 and Flames seasons tickets. Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland was awarded longest drive at Country Hills and Brandon Bollig took the longest drive award at Hamptons for the second year in a row. Sean Monahan claimed closest to the pin at the Hamptons.
When the ownership group brought the Flames to Calgary in 1980 their mandate, which is still prominent today, was to ensure that the Calgary Flames have a positive impact on the quality of life in southern Alberta. Since its inception the Foundation, with the support of partners and donors, has raised millions for education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports. Last season the Flames Foundation for Life distributed over $2.6 million in support of these three key areas.