PLAYER PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
While all members of the Calgary Flames participate in Flames Foundation for Life events and initiatives throughout the year, some have taken on additional responsibilities. These programs and initiatives are a result of the deep, personal commitment of individual players to their communities and causes they cherish.
The Flames Foundation for Life matches each player’s financial commitment up to $25,000. This year the total donated through the matching program through the Flames Foundation for Life was over $80,000.
has aligned with the H.E.R.O.S. (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) program for the second season. Bouwmeester donates tickets to program participants and visits events with program youth.
is a spokesman for Habitat for Humanity and appears in many of the organizations communication materials. He and his wife Lauren are chair members of the Habitat for Humanity ‘5 for 5’ initiative which raises funds for the construction of five homes in five different countries. Giordano donated $25,000 to this initiative last year. Giordano is also one of the faces of the Flames and Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation’s Reading…Give it a Shot! program.
is a spokesperson for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The Flames forward donated a set of season tickets for each home game this season to youth receiving care at the hospital and participates in the hospital’s fundraising activities and events.
continues his commitment to Special O lympics Calgary by making appearances at their athlete programs. Glencross also spearheaded the Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event in benefit of the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer which will take place this August 2012.
is one of the faces of the Flames and Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation’s Reading…Give it a Shot! program. Stempniak visited schools this season to reinforce the positive effects of literacy.
has commited to donating $10 to the Children’s Cottage Society for every save he makes during the 2011-12 regular season totaling over $18,000 this season. The Flames goaltender has donated over $55,000 to the Rainbow Society of Alberta in the last three seasons.
partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society directed to stomach cancer research for the second season. Tanguay donates $200 per assist during the regular season, or a minimum donation of $10,000, to the national cancer organization’s Alberta/NWT division. Last season, Tanguay donated $10,000
is the Honourary Chair of the Country Hills Classic, presented by the Mavericks Chuckwagon Society, which raises funds for the Flames Foundation for Life and Children’s Link Society. This year’s event raised over $225,000 for children’s charities.
has partnered with both the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and the Sunshine Foundation of Alberta. As part of this partnership, Backlund donated $100 per goal during the regular season to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada and $100 per assist during the regular season to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Backlund also donated tickets to both organizations for program youth to attend a Flames game and meet him after.
continues to support KidSport Calgary and KidSport Canada, donating $2,000 for every goal he scores during the regular season. The Flames captain has raised over $550,000 for the organization.
is a spokesman for the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. As part of this partnership, Kostopoulos donates $100 per goal during the regular season as well as tickets to program youth. After these games, he will meet with the ticket recipients in the locker room. Kostopoulos is also a supporter of Impact Society and donated $1,000 to the charity this season.