Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano and his wife Lauren will host 1,400 students at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday, November 27th as part of their Team Giordano community program.
The event will provide four Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools the opportunity to take in a Flames practice followed by meeting the Giordano’s for a question and answer session.
Team Giordano aims to encourage and promote improved physical fitness and academics, healthy lifestyles, leadership development, community involvement and positive behaviour that leads to academic achievement and success in life.
The initiative provides resources to four high needs schools to assist in meeting student needs and support personal student development. The funding supports the purchase of new computers, floor hockey equipment and school supplies that provides students mentorship opportunities developed and supported by Mark and Lauren. In partnership with Pizza 73 and the CBE, and funded by the Calgary Italian Open with Mark Giordano, the Giordano’s and the Calgary Flames Foundation, the program has donated $300,000 to the four schools.
Team Giordano at Scotiabank Saddledome
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Who: Mark and Lauren Giordano
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – Second level bowl (Sect. 211 – 216)
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
In recognition of their community efforts last season, the Giordano’s were named recipients of the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award this past July in Los Angeles, California at the ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards. The award recognizes those whose continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a positive impact on their community through sports. Through this, the Giordano’s were presented with a $100,000 (USD) grant from ESPN to support their Team Giordano program, which has impacted the lives of 1,900 high-needs Calgary students since being established in 2014.
The Calgary Flames Foundation matches each player’s donations up to $25,000. Through various initiatives, the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and its charitable arm, the Calgary Flames Foundation, continue to touch the lives of thousands of people through its commitment to education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports.