The 38th annual Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic presented by Scotiabank was held yesterday, Thursday September 6th at both the Country Hills Golf Club and the Links of Glen Eagles. The tournament raised $425,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation.
Over 400 golfers participated on 54 holes including representatives from the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation along with management, alumni and local celebrities in the season launching event. Following the day of golf, all participants met at the Red and White Club in McMahon Stadium for the dinner reception. Johnny Gaudreau and John Hufnagel led their teams to first place in low gross and low net scores. Winners are awarded championship rings custom designed by Maxime’s.
LOW GROSS WINNERS
Lisa Longball Vlooswyk
LOW NET WINNERS
The Calgary Flames Foundation welcomed a family from the Flames PEER Program with Kids Cancer Care as guest speakers at the dinner to speak about the new charitable partnership which will benefit from funds raised at the golf tournament. PEER stands for Pediatric cancer survivors Engaging in Exercise for Recovery and is a community-based exercise program designed to improve recovery and enhance the quality of life for children affected by cancer. The new partnership will aim to restore healthy levels of strength, aerobic capacity, flexibility, coordination, balance and physical literacy through exercises and games, in order to facilitate the reinsertion of children with cancer in sports and physical activity programs designed for healthy kids.
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 Foundation, with the support of partners and donors, has raised millions for education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.