The Calgary Flames Sports Bank will continue to be a KidSport Calgary program with the goal to gather, recycle and redistribute used sports equipment at no cost to youth who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate. The Calgary Flames Sports Bank provides opportunities to youth to pursue their dreams in sport, as well as developing healthy and active lifestyles.
“We were involved in bringing the Sports Bank to Calgary when it opened in 2014 and since then, have watched the impact and support it has provided to families in our community, as well as the growth and achievements of this organization. The impact of the Sports Bank is significant and far reaching. We could not be more thrilled to move forward with KidSport Calgary with the increase and extension of this commitment to the Calgary Flames Sports Bank,” said Candice Goudie, Executive Director of the Calgary Flames Foundation. “The Flames Sports Bank will continue to compliment the Flames EvenStrength Program, HEROS, Super HEROS, Flames Community House League, Flames YMCA Grade 6 Program and support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program; programs helping remove barriers to participation in hockey and sport.”
“Having recently welcomed the Sports Bank to the KidSport Calgary family, we are thrilled to work alongside the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Flames Foundation to continue to support children in our community gain access to sport.” said Wilson Acton, Board Chair, KidSport Calgary. “We are proud to have seen such success with the Sports Bank during its first six years of operation through the generous contributions of Bill Comrie and the Comrie Family and look forward to continuing this momentum as the Calgary Flames Sports Bank.”
Equipment for more than 20 sports is available through the Flames Sports Bank. Since opening its doors in 2014 the Sports Bank has assisted 16,791 kids through the provision over 65,000 pieces of no cost equipment. The Calgary Flames Sports Bank is a community funded charity built to support qualified (low income) kids across Southern Alberta.
For more information visit www.flamessportsbank.ca