CALGARY, AB – The Flames Foundation for Life and the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation are excited to announce a new fundraising partnership between PGA TOUR golfer Graham DeLaet and the Calgary Flames that will support grassroots hockey and golf. Graham DeLaet will wear the Flames logo on his back yoke during the PGA TOUR’s The PLAYERS Championship tournament taking place from Thursday, May 7 to Sunday, May 10, 2015. DeLaet and the Flames will ask fans, supporters and followers to donate to the Foundations partnership through the Calgary Flames website during a 30 day fundraising campaign.
More information on how to support by donating can be found by clicking here. All funds collected are eligible for a tax receipt and will be split between the two foundations after the fundraising campaign concludes on June 7th, 2015.
The partnership will also be promoted on DeLaet’s and the Calgary Flames social media channels by using the hashtag #foundationsforekids. Supporters are encouraged to help promote the campaign by also using and sharing the hashtag.
“I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a huge fan of the Calgary Flames, and it is a huge honour to be partnering up with the team and the Flames Foundation to support a cause we both share and care so much about,” said DeLaet. “Ruby’s and my Foundation share a lot of important values with the Flames Foundation, and I hope through this campaign we can raise a lot of funds and awareness towards supporting junior golf and hockey, as well as develop a long-term partnership to make a difference in the lives of children.”
“We have felt very fortunate to have Graham’s support as a Flames fan and even more now that it will benefit two wonderful charities,” said Ken King, CEO and President of the Calgary Flames. “Both these foundations do and continue to make a great impact in both health and wellness initiatives and support the growth of our respective games. We both know how important it is to support grassroots and amateur golf and hockey and are honoured to have Graham as a spokesperson for our organization both on and off the ice.”
About the Flames Foundation for Life
The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames hockey club which supports health and wellness, education and grassroots and amateur sports programs. Funds collected from this partnership will support Flames Foundation for Life grassroots hockey annual commitments such as the Flames EvenStrength program, post-secondary hockey programs in Calgary, the HEROS Ignited by the Flames program, the Bill Comrie Equipment Bank and commitments to Hockey Calgary and KidSport Calgary.
About the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation
Graham and his wife Ruby have a long-standing support of children’s health and junior golf. Since 2011, the Graham DeLaet Charity Golf Tournament has supported Saskatchewan-based organizations, such as Golf Saskatchewan and the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation.
The 2014 launch of the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation became the umbrella brand that drives the DeLaet’s charitable efforts. The mission of the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation is focused on improving the health and wellness of children, as well as supporting the development of junior golfers at all stages. One of its main initiatives is the annual Graham Slam charity event that is hosted in Graham’s home province of Saskatchewan. Follow the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation on Twitter @Fore_Kids