Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that proceeds from the Flames 50/50 raffles at the next three home games; Friday, January 15th versus the Nashville Predators, Thursday, January 21st versus the Chicago Blackhawks and Monday, January 25th versus the St. Louis Blues will be directed to Haiti Relief Efforts through the Canadian Red Cross.
In addition, the Calgary Flames Better Halves will be on the concourse on Thursday, January 21st auctioning game used autographed hockey sticks. One stick per Flames player will be autographed and auctioned off at the game versus the Chicago Blackhawks behind section 211.
“While our prayers and thoughts go out to the people of Haiti at this time of urgent need, we as Canadians need to do much more to provide critical support,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King. “The Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Government have taken a lead role in responding. The Calgary Flames intend to use our unique resources to assist their efforts.”
All proceeds for both fundraisers will be directed to Haiti Relief Efforts in the wake of the Tuesday, January 12th earthquake.
Individuals seeking information on how to help can visit the Canadian Red Cross concourse location in section 212 on January 21st. Individuals can also go to www.calgaryflames.com to be directed to the Canadian Red Cross website to find out how to contribute.
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations to support relief efforts in Haiti. The Government of Canada will also match dollar for dollar the contributions of Canadians to eligible Canadian charitable organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross, in support of humanitarian, recovery and reconstruction efforts in response to the earthquake in Haiti, up to a total of $50 million.
The Canadian Red Cross has contributed $2.7 million (in cash, personnel and supplies) to support Red Cross relief efforts in the area including $250,000 in pre-positioned relief items from Panama and $300,000 to support the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Haiti.