The 39th annual Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic presented by Scotiabank was held yesterday, Wednesday, September 4th, at both the Country Hills Golf Club and the Links of Glen Eagles. The tournament raised $400,000 for the Flames Foundation.
Video: Hitting the links to support the Flames Foundation
Over 400 golfers participated on 54 holes including representatives from the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation along with management, alumni and local celebrities in the annual season launching event. Following the day of golf, all participants met at the Red and White Club in McMahon Stadium for the dinner reception. Flames Alumni Mike Commodore and Rhett Warrener led their teams to first place in low gross and low net scores. Winners are awarded championship rings custom designed by Maxime's.
LOW GROSS WINNERS
LOW NET WINNERS
The Calgary Flames Foundation welcomed a special family from the HEROS new program, Super HEROS, who shared their story and how the funds raised at the golf tournament help support the program. HEROS stands for Hockey Education Reaching Out Society and their new Super HEROS program is a free program that provides an adapted on-ice curriculum, focusing on station work from a Learn to Play perspective, for boys and girls with cognitive and physical challenges aged 7-17. The Flames Foundation supports HEROS programming through a multi-year partnership that has resulted in new HEROS programs such as the Bowness chapter and Super HEROS.
When the ownership group brought the Flames to Calgary in 1980 their mandate, which is still prominent today, was to ensure that the Calgary Flames have a positive impact on the quality of life in southern Alberta. Since its inception the Foundation, with the support of partners and donors, has raised millions for education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.