The Calgary Flames Ambassadors and the Calgary Flames are proud to announce the 13th annual Flames Ambassadors’ Celebrity Poker Tournament held on March 3 raised over $400,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation; bringing the total raised through the poker event to $4.7 million in 13 years.
Flames players, coaches, alumni and local celebrities including Calgary Stampeders and Canadian Olympians competed against 400 other poker players at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino. Participants bought in to play against their hockey heroes and the chance to win more than $50,000 in prizes.
Making it to the top three was Flames forward Chris Stewart, who finished in third place. Second place went to season ticket holder Adam Jones and the first place prize and poker champion was Breckh Tilden. Tilden won a $10,000 Poker Championship ring from Maxime’s, $5,000 cash, two Top Shelf Flames tickets and a 2018 Poker Championship belt buckle and jersey. Sportsnet 960 the FAN’s Derek Wills finished in 6th place, with Flames defenceman Matt Bartkowski finishing in 12th place and alumnus Lanny McDonald in 14th place.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Calgary Flames Foundation. Once again, a fantastic event with special thanks to the sponsors, the Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Flames players and coaches as well as the other participating celebrities and volunteers that made this fundraising event possible.
About The Calgary Flames Foundation:
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 Calgary Flames Foundation, has raised millions for education, amateur and grassroots sports and health and wellness, including annual commitments to hockey programming, the Rotary Flames House, Camp Kindle and the YMCA Grade 6 program. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.