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Original Flames captain Brad Marsh bikes across Canada for Boys and Girls Clubs

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames are proud to support the franchise’s original team captain Brad Marsh on his 90-day, 10,000-kilometre bike ride across Canada in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs. The journey began on April 25th in Vancouver, where Marsh and son Erik, who is biking beside his father through the entire trip, hope to reach St. John’s, Newfoundland, on July 8th. Brad’s goal on his expedition is to raise $500,000.


Flames alumnus Sheldon Kennedy and NHL alumnus Lindsay Carson will join Brad at Calaway Park at 1:30pm MST on Thursday May 3rd and ride alongside him into the city. While in Calgary, Brad will host a floor hockey game and fundraising event at the Boys and Girls Club (713 13th Ave NE) from 4:00-6:00pm. Current Calgary Flames’ defenceman, Derek Smith will team up with Brad for the game. In addition, the Flames Foundation for Life and the Flames Alumni have made a donation in support of the Boys and Girls Club.

Marsh was originally drafted by the Atlanta Flames in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft and following two seasons in Atlanta, he was a member of the Calgary Flames for the inaugural season in 1980-81.  The first player to represent Calgary as team captain, Marsh played 97 games over two seasons in Calgary before being traded to Philadelphia in the 1981-82 season. He also played with Toronto, Detroit and Ottawa during 15 seasons and 1086 games in the NHL. He is currently the President of the Ottawa Senators Alumni Association.

Following the philosophy he shares with others to “Work Hard - Do Your Best - Have Fun,” Brad is riding across Canada to raise awareness and funds for this important youth charity. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

For more information about the club visit http://www.bgccan.com and follow Brad’s journey on Twitter @BradMarshNHL and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/BradMarsh90DayChallenge to see how you can support the ride.
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