CALGARY, AB – For the last two regular seasons Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff has donated $10 for every save he makes to The Rainbow Society of Alberta, through the Flames Foundation for Life, to raise a total of $38,180.
This season with a total of 1,872 saves during his 2009-10 campaign Kiprusoff donated $18,720. Last season with a total of 1,946 saves the goaltender directed $19,460 to the organization that fulfills wishes for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses and chronically ill children.
“With the generous contribution from Miikka, The Rainbow Society of Alberta has been able to grant wishes in Southern Alberta. Specifically, a Disney Cruise, laptop computer, a Dual Ski, an opportunity to meet Lightning McQueen from Cars and a child’s favorite WWF heroes. Thank you to Miikka for allowing these children’s dreams become a reality,” says the Rainbow Society of Alberta’s Regional Manager, Debbie Van Camp. In a season in which he led his homeland country of Finland to a Bronze medal at the 2010 Olympics he was also tied for the second most starts in the league, just behind Martin Brodeur, with 73 appearances in net. Kiprusoff was ranked in the top ten in the NHL for both Goals Against Average Leaders with a GAA of 2.31 and Save Percentage Leaders with a SV% of .920%
The Rainbow Society of Alberta is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to fulfilling wishes of Alberta children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. The organization provides wishes of sick children by raising funds through donations and events. The Rainbow Society has granted over 800 wishes for Alberta Children. Children who submit wishes are affected by a variety of illness and ailments.