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Tickets on sale for Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Tickets are on sale for the Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event Presented by the Calgary Flames and PennWest Exploration. The charity rodeo takes place Friday, August 24th, 2012. All proceeds will be directed to the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer and minor hockey programming in Alberta.

The rodeo will take place in Innisfail, Alberta at the Daines Rodeo Grounds on Friday, August 24th and feature bull, bronc and bareback riding with some of North America’s most accomplished riders. Gates open at 5 p.m. with events starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for the rodeo are now on sale through Ticketmaster. Following the rodeo event entertainment from country artists will take place in the concert gardens.

“I have grown up in Alberta, we are fortunate to make Alberta our home and live is such an amazing place,” says Glencross. “It is really important to me and my family to make sure we are not only giving back to this area but also be involved in a lot of different activities here.”

Prior to the rodeo a poker tournament will be held in Red Deer for event sponsors at the JackPot Casino in Red Deer. Glencross spearheaded the idea for the event and leads a planning committee and event sales.

“My family and I, along with our event committee, are really excited about the two days – it is going to bring together everything that we love about Alberta and for an amazing cause that really touches our hearts,” said Glencross.

Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta is prominently located facing the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and backing on to Gaetz Avenue. The new House in Red Deer is an independent charity, owned and operated by Southern Alberta Pediatric Hostel Society. A feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the need for Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. The study revealed that there are 33,000 pediatric stays at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre per year. One third or 11,000 of those children are from out-of-town. That’s an average of 30 out-of-town children per day.

Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta supports sick children and their families from rural communities surrounding Red Deer.


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