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Flames Foundation kicks off 2013-14 season with donations to local charities

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The Flames Foundation for Life is looking forward to kicking off another Calgary Flames campaign. This summer concluded with two large donations from the Flames charitable arm: a $1 million commitment to Camp Kindle through Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and a $1 million donation to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Flood Relief in response to the Calgary flood in June 2013.

This off-ice season started with a successful Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic on September 10th. The annual back to business event raised over $365,000 Flames Foundation for Life recent commitments.

The charitable arm is getting things started on the right skate with four donations to local organizations in support of the Flames Foundation for Life’s original mandate, to improve the lives of Southern Albertans.

$50,000 donated to Wood’s Homes - Wood’s Homes is an organization which helps troubled children and their families located in Bowness. Wood’s Homes operate over 30 programs which impact over 20,000 children annually.

$30,000 donated to Meals on Wheels - The Flames Foundation for Life support is directed to a Hot Soup program for students and kids in and around Calgary.

$10,000 donated to the Calgary Mustard Seed - The Mustard Seed helps meet the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing and acceptance for men and women experiencing poverty, and works with them to find sustainable housing and employment.

$5,000 donated to ARBI (Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured) - This $5,000 will be directed to a technology that is assisting in the rehabilitation efforts at ARBI.

Through annual fundraising events such as the Flames poker and golf tournaments and the Flames 50-50 raffles we thank our supporters. Because of you, these are just some of the recent commitments the Flames Foundation for Life has made with your help.

Every season the Flames Foundation for Life support the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT hockey programs and award Harley Hotchkiss scholarships. Make hockey more accessible with the Flames EvenStrength program through Hockey Calgary and support of Calgary’s AJHL teams and help provide the best skills and knowledge to medical practitioners through the Rebecca Hotchkiss International Scholarship Program. Along with over $70,000 in support of amateur and grassroots sports through the Flames 50-50 program.

Thank you to Flames Fans for the difference you help us make in our community.

Recent Scoreboard of Donations (2013):

New Major Commitments

$1 million committed to the Canadian Red Cross for Alberta Flood Relief Efforts

$1 million for a ropes course at Camp Kindle through the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

Amateur and Grassroots Sports

Western Canada Sledge Hockey - $2,000

UofC DINOS - $20,000

SAIT Trojans - $20,000

AJHL Calgary Mustangs - $12,500

AJHL Calgary Canucks -$12,500

KidSport Calgary - $75,000

Canadian Women’s Hockey League - $10,000

Special Olympics Calgary - $12,500

Hockey Canada Foundation - $15,000

Over $70,000 to minor sports teams through the Flames 50-50 program

Health and Wellness

Military Resource Family Centre- $12,592

Forzani Foundation donation- $50,000

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation - $200,000

Sunshine Children’s Centre - $15,000

Camp Kindle – Kids Cancer Care Foundation - $200,000

Kids Cancer Care Foundation - $4,800

About Face - $15,000

Calgary Women’s Shelter - $25,000

Canadian Mental Association – Hockey Talks - $10,000

Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT- $10,000.00

Rotary Parkway Project - $100,000

Co-op Community Foundation - $5,000

Meals on Wheels - $30,000

Woods Homes Foundation - $50,000

YWCA of Calgary - $15,000

Between Friends - $15,000

Simon House Recover Centre - $4,800

Children’s Health Foundation - $15,000

Jamie’s Preschool - $15,000


Rebecca Hotchkiss International Exchange Program (UofC) - $150,000

MRU Pearls of Wisdom- $5,000

Harley Hotchkiss Scholarships at UofC, MRU and SAIT - $9,000

Edge School Foundation

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