RED DEER - The Every Kid Every Community program has $129,000 coming its way, thanks to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala and Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic, presented by ATB Wealth.
The three-day fundraising event in Canmore began on July 21 with the AHHF Awards Gala at the Coast Hotel, with money raised for EKEC through a wine pull, silent auction, and live auction.
The 13th annual HAF Golf Classic, presented by ATB Wealth, ran July 22 and 23 at Silvertip Golf Course.
The Talking Goalie once again withstood a barrage of shots from golfers throughout the day, raising $8,700, with challengers opting to show their support to either the Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oilers. The Calgary Flames Foundation and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation each matched the amount raised in their name, bringing the grand total of funds raised by the Talking Goalie to $17,400.
The Silvertip Charitable Foundation also donated $25,000 back to Every Kid Every Community, while the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids program contributed $10,000.
The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank all those who showed their support for the Every Kid Every Community program, helping to get more kids across the province into hockey. A special thank-you goes out to the Flames Foundation and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation for their charity challenge contributions; the event’s title sponsor, ATB Wealth; and key contributing sponsors Vada Capital, Pillar Capital Corp, Q2 Artificial Lift Services, ATB Financial, and the Gord Bamford Foundation.
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The Hockey Alberta Foundation and ATB Wealth would like to congratulation the 2019 HAF Golf Classic Champions, Theo Fleury, Brock Melnyk, Shawn Stordy and Jennings Thuen. Congratulations are also in order for Mike Commodore, Celebrity Low Net champion.
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Rinks to Links 2019
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The group had the unique experience of a trip to the mountains on Tuesday, July 23 to the Silvertip Golf Course in Canmore, and the Canmore Recreation Centre.
The day started with a bus trip to Canmore, where the kids hit the driving range and putting green at Silvertip, with a lesson from the course professionals.
After lunch, the group travelled to the Canmore Recreation Centre, where they were treated to a tour of the Canmore Eagles’ dressing room before hitting the ice for a one-hour on-ice session, with instruction from Hockey Alberta staff, and numerous volunteers, including members of the Eagles coaching staff.
On behalf of all Rinks to Links participants, the Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank Every Kid Every Community sponsor, ATB Wealth, as well as Silvertip Golf Course and the Canmore Eagles for their support.
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