The Calgary Flames and the Calgary Flames Ambassadors are proud to announce the 13th annual Flames Ambassadors’ Celebrity Poker Tournament in benefit of the Calgary Flames Foundation is set to take place this Saturday, March 3rd.
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Where: Deerfoot Inn and Casino – 11500 35 St SE
Time: Media availability from 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Flames players, coaches, alumni, and local celebrities, including numerous Canadian Olympic athletes who recently participated at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea will face-off against almost 400 participants in the sold-out Texas Hold’em charity event.
Participants will play to win their table’s celebrity jersey off of their backs. Also included in the event are raffles, a live and silent auction, great buy-back opportunities and much more. Over the previous 12 years, the Flames Ambassadors’ Celebrity Poker Tournament has raised over $4.2 million for the Calgary Flames Foundation.
About The Calgary Flames Foundation:
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 Calgary Flames Foundation, has raised millions for education, amateur and grassroots sports and health and wellness, including annual commitments to hockey programming, the Rotary Flames House, Camp Kindle and the YMCA Grade 6 program. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.