Calgary business community supports the Flames Foundation
January 4, 2019
Calgary businesses are helping to light up the lives of Southern Albertans thanks to a successful partnership between the Calgary Chamber and the Calgary Flames.
In October, dozens of business leaders paid for a behind the scenes view of the Saddledome where they could cheer on the Flames and entertain clients with unique experiences in the coach’s red zone, a dressing room, a goal-judge area as well as other signature suite rentals at the arena.
During the holiday season, ticket sales from the event totaling just shy of $2,500 were donated by the Chamber to the Calgary Flames Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of Southern Albertans through health and wellness, education and amateur and grassroots sports.
“It’s another example of how the Calgary businesses contribute daily to the vibrancy of the community and enrich the lives of Calgarians,” said Sandip Lalli, president and CEO of the Calgary Chamber.
“The Foundation does amazing work. We’re grateful to be able to help out a cause that has helped so many and look forward to more opportunities to partner with the Flames to make a difference in the community,” added Lalli.
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, said John Bean, President of The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation.
“The Calgary Flames Foundation continues to grow through amazing partnerships like the Calgary Chamber,” said Bean. “We are very appreciative of all the work the Chamber does in support of our mission. Last season, the Foundation was able to distribute over $3 million in charitable disbursements and programming with the assistance of strong partners like the Chamber.”
Since its inception, the Calgary Flames Foundation has distributed over $32 million for education, amateur and grassroots sports, and health and wellness.