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Flames Charity Golf Classic raises $350,000

Friday, 09.09.2011 / 9:05 AM / Flames Foundation for Life
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Flames Charity Golf Classic raises $350,000
CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames forward Alex Tanguay led his team as the low gross winners at the Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic held Thursday, September 8th. This year’s golf tournament took place at two different golf courses – Links of GlenEagles and Country Hills Golf Club with over 375 golfers total at the two courses.

The 31st Annual Charity Classic in support of the Flames Foundation for Life raised over $350,000. Since its inception 30 years ago, the tournament has raised over $4.8 million for local charities.

Another highlight of the day came from Rene Bourque’s group when Patrick Kenny won $25,000 after shooting a hole in one, sponsored by Truman Insurance, at Country Hills Golf Club.

LOW NET WINNER
Jim “Bearcat” Murray
Sheldon Lachambre
Steve Hui
Fred Vigletti
Ken Stothers
Noel Grisdale

LOW GROSS WINNER
Alex Tanguay
Al Wintemute
Bruce Wintemute
Richard Heine
Larry Krause
Bryan Krause

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Flames Foundation for Life. The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames through which millions of dollars in funding has already been directed to education, medical research, amateur sport and recreation.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames Hockey club. The Foundation is committed to supporting Education, Health and Medical Research, and Amateur and Grassroots Sports and raises funds throughout the year for these key areas.

Fundraising initiatives include 50/50 draws at Flames Games, contests and special events such as the Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament.

Proceeds from fundraising are directed to many charities in Southern Alberta. From families facing the terminal illness of a child to student athletes, with your support, we are creating positive change and touching the lives of thousands.
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