Initiated by Rhett Warrener, the Calgary Flames Alumni will be hosting a toy drive at the December 14 Flames game versus the Carolina Hurricanes. From donations holiday hampers will be created and delivered to families in need by members of the Flames Alumni and Calgary Police Service. All donations will be distributed on December 24 to the Calgary Police Foundation families and in honour of Emerson Stajan; the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
In partnership with the Calgary Flames Foundation and the Calgary Police Foundation, 20 families have been handpicked from the Integrated School Support Program. The Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) is a prevention-based initiative in two elementary schools located in the Forest Lawn community. New this year, toys will also be delivered to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in honour of Emerson Stajan.
Members of the Flames Alumni including Rhett Warrener, Colin Patterson, Matt Stajan, Mike Commodore and Mason Raymond will be on the concourse at section 227 collecting donations. Fans are encouraged to bring donations of unwrapped toys or grocery store gift cards and stop by section 227 to grab a quick photo or autograph from the alumni. All donations will then be wrapped and sorted into hampers to help make this holiday season a special one for these families.