The Calgary Flames and Calgary Flames Foundation will host their eighth annual Hockey Talks game on Tuesday, February 4th when they host the San Jose Sharks in support of mental health awareness.
The Flames Hockey Talks event is part of an effort with select NHL clubs dedicating one of their game nights to bringing awareness to this topic in an attempt to alleviate misconceptions and stigma that have been associated with mental illness. This year’s game will also promote and raise awareness for the services available at mental health agencies in Calgary.
The Flames are proud to be supporting local mental health initiatives through fundraising and promotions at the game. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Calgary Counselling Centre (CCC) volunteers will be selling Flames branded Hockey Talks pucks for $20 on the main concourse at Section 215 and 223, with funds directed toward the cause, thanks to support from Iconic Electric and Controls. All pucks are signed by a Calgary Flames player with the autograph concealed. A portion of the 50/50 proceeds will also be donated to local mental health initiatives.
Flames players and alumni will be joining the cause by wearing the Hockey Talks shirts, along with lending their voices to various public service announcements. The Calgary Flames Foundation has partnered with various mental health agencies to summarize essential services and resources available to people of all ages in our community including the Distress Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary Counselling Centre, the City of Calgary and more. Visit www.calgaryflamesfoundation.com/hockeytalks for more information.
The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports. Since inception the Calgary Flames Foundation has donated millions to southern Alberta charities.