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Glencross Invitational raises over $100,000

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Curtis Glencross may only be entering his second season as a member of the Calgary Flames, but he has already firmly entrenched himself in the Calgary community.

After spending his second consecutive Calgary Stampede working as one of the crew for Rae Croteau Jr.'s chuckwagon race team, on July 27 he held the Glencross Invitational Golf Tournament. The inaugural event raised over $100,000 in support of Crimestoppers.

“Calgary Crime Stoppers is an organization that benefits each of us in the communities we live in and I am thrilled with the support we have received in the event’s first year,” said Glencross. “Thank you to all our event sponsors, golfers and celebrities who made it possible.”

Glencross was joined by over 140 golfers, including Flames players Cory Sarich, and Brandon Prust, Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter, Flames President and CEO Ken King, and Flames Head Coach Brent Sutter at Springbank Links Golf Club for the charity game.

The day of golf was preceded with a registration event held at Flames Central on Monday, July 26th, where celebrity participants were auctioned off and country recording artists Aaron Pritchett and Gord Bamford performed.

Proceeds from the Glencross Invitational are directed to the Calgary Crime Stoppers Association ‘Solving crime one tip at a time’ initiative, used specifically to heighten community awareness by educating citizens on (talk/text/type) options available for making anonymous tips and providing valuable leads on crimes.

The Flames players are always active in the community, even in the offseason. Keep your eyes peeled as you never know when you’ll run into one of them.
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