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Amateur & Grassroots Sports 2017-09-08T23:34:42+00:00
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kids received financial assistance through the EvenStrength Program
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minor hockey players in the Flames Novice program
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players in the Flames Community House League

HEROS

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) is a volunteer-driven, registered Canadian charitable organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of HEROS is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education, self-esteem building and life skills training.

The Flames Foundation supports HEROS through a multi-year partnership that resulted in a new HEROS program in the Bowness neighbourhood of Calgary.

OVER 17 YEARS, 7,200 BOYS AND GIRLS ENGAGED BY HEROS

FLAMES EVENSTRENGTH PROGRAM

Implemented in 1998 in partnership with Hockey Calgary and KidSport Calgary, the Flames EvenStrength Program alleviates financial hardship for kids and families who cannot afford the cost of hockey registration fees.

Together, the Calgary Flames, KidSport Calgary and Hockey Calgary ensure equality for Calgary kids in need — at any age of minor hockey through the EvenStrength Program.

1,400,000 TOTAL DISTRIBUTED TO CALGARY AND AREA KIDS

4,600 TOTAL KIDS HAVE RECEIVED FUNDING

 368 KIDS IN 2016 RECEIVED FUNDING

FLAMES/YMCA GRADE 6 MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

Through this initiative program, every grade six student in Calgary can access any YMCA in Calgary for free, thanks to the Flames Foundation.

10,872 TOTAL MEMBERSHIPS

225,551 TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

(Figures from 2014-17)

 54% OF PARTICIPANTS ARE PLAYING SPORTS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

66% OF PARTICIPANTS TRIED SOMETHING THEY WOULDN’T HAVE WITHOUT THE YMCA PROGRAM

NOVICE PROGRAM

In partnership with Hockey Calgary, the Flames Foundation launched our Novice Program last season, which includes an annual $100,000 contribution to the Novice age group. Hockey Calgary helps arrange surprise visits to Novice practices with Calgary Flames players. All Novice players in Calgary receive their game jerseys as part of the program in order to reduce this cost from families and participants.

2,219 CALGARY NOVICE HOCKEY PLAYERS

 176 CALGARY NOTICE TEAMS ASSISTED

(Figures from 2016-17)

CALGARY INFERNO (CWHL)

The Flames Foundation commits $20,000 annually to support women’s hockey in Calgary, including the purchase of their jerseys.

CROWCHILD CLASSIC

The Flames Foundation is proud to host the annual Crowchild Classic at Scotiabank Saddledome, showcasing both the men’s and women’s varsity Dinos and Cougars, in what has become the largest attended game in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport).

POST-SECONDARY HOCKEY

The Flames Foundation donates $20,000 a year per hockey program to the University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic and Mount Royal University.

SPORT CHEK DEVELOPMENT CAMP

In partnership with SAIT and the Flames Foundation, sportscaster Rob Kerr hosted the sixth Calgary Flames/Sport Chek Development Camp. This two-day camp at SAIT is for kids from the EvenStrength Program, HEROS and Hockey Calgary. The camp is designed for underprivileged hockey players between the ages of 10-14 who do not otherwise have the funds to access a summer hockey camp.

ALBERTA JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (AJHL)

The Flames Foundation supports both the Calgary Canucks Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club and the Calgary Mustangs Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club in their player development and hockey programming.

COMRIE’S SPORTS EQUIPMENT BANK

In partnership with the Flames EvenStrength program and KidSport Calgary, Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank gathers and redistributes equipment at no cost to kids who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate.

 

The Calgary Flames Foundation mission is to support initiatives that bring positive change to the lives of Southern Albertans. The Flames Foundation is committed to supporting education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports.