The Calgary Flames, in partnership with their charitable arm, the Calgary Flames Foundation, will support the National Hockey League’s ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ campaign when the Calgary Flames play the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, March 22nd. The Calgary Flames and Calgary Flames Foundation will be promoting inclusion and accessibility to sport initiatives for the duration of the game.
Proceeds from the Calgary Flames Foundation RE/MAX 50/50 sales will be directed to the Calgary Flames Foundation, including the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) Inclusion Program. The CSEC Inclusion Program is comprised of a $2 million investment in sport inclusion through the Calgary Flames Foundation. This fund supports greater inclusion and access to sport for BIPOC individuals, people with disabilities, women and girls and the LGBTQ+ community.
During the warm up, Flames players will use Pride Tape in support of You Can Play. The starting lineup will be joined by four representatives from each of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation Inclusion Program pillars: Equality and Diversity, Accessibility, Girls and Women, and the LGBTQ+. The representatives will be highlighted on the carpet during the anthem. Additionally, You Can Play will be located at section 227 and the Alberta Sports & Recreation Association for the Blind will be located at section 223 with information on their initiatives.
“We know that sport can be an equalizer, often providing a level playing field,” says Jeff McCaig, Chair of the Calgary Flames Foundation. “The Calgary Flames Foundation and CSEC have created the CSEC Inclusion Program with the goal of removing barriers and influencing meaningful change, while supporting the growth of participation in organized and spontaneous sport among youth in all our communities.”
CSEC and the Calgary Flames Foundation are dedicated to using sport to celebrate and support diversity and inclusion in our community. The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports. Since the Flames ownership group brought the team to Calgary in 1980 the Calgary Flames Foundation has injected over $50 million into southern Alberta communities.