Team Johnny launches in support of KidSport - So ALL Kids Can Play!
For Immediate Release
Wednesday October 4, 2018
Calgary, AB – KidSport Calgary is proud to launch Johnny Gaudreau’s Goals for Kids platform to give our community the chance to suit up alongside Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau and work alongside him and his goal of getting more local kids off the sidelines and into the game.
Now entering his sixth season with the club, Gaudreau will once again donate $1,000 for every goal he scores during the 2018-19 campaign to KidSport Calgary & Area. This new platform will allow our community to team up with Johnny and pledge per goal to help KidSport give more deserving kids the chance to play!
“I am ecstatic to be an Athlete Ambassador for KidSport Calgary. Every child should have the opportunity to play sports and I look forward to supporting this incredible charity with help from the community in ensuring no one is left on the sidelines.” Exclaimed Johnny Gaudreau
“This is a very exciting moment for KidSport” noted Kevin Webster, Executive Director, KidSport Calgary & Area. “The Johnny Gaudreau Goals for Kids platform will bring our community together in support of the families who rely on KidSport each and every day.” “We are so proud of the partnership we have with the Calgary Flames, the Flames Foundation and Johnny Gaudreau who is one of our outstanding Team KidSport Ambassadors.” This gives us a great opportunity to highlight these partnerships and all the great work they do in helping us bring sport dreams to life for local kids.” “Our KidSport family would like to share a special thank you to Colin Hewko and his team at ICONIC Electric and Controls for ensuring this was possible and Craig Lepan and his team at FLIPP Advertising and Marketing for providing the manpower, creativity and skills needed to bring this idea to life”
Leading the way to help kick off this program will be Canadian Pacific and their CP Goals for Kids program that will be returning for the 4th season. This amazing program has now raised over $150,000 for KidSport Calgary, Hockey Calgary and the Flames EventStrength Program. CP Goals for Kids is an integral part of the KidSport Calgary program and this platform will help KidSport recognize that at an all new level!
It is important to note that we will not only be cheering on our hometown heroes and Johnny to put the puck in the net, but we will also be celebrating saves again throughout the 2018-18 season as we work with another one of our great strategic partners Shane Homes and their Save of the Game Program. For every Flames save they will be donating $10 to help give local kids a helping hand in chasing their sporting dreams.
The Calgary Flames Foundation matches each player’s donations up to $25,000. Through various initiatives, the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and its charitable arm, the Calgary Flames Foundation, continue to touch the lives of thousands of people through its commitment to education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports.
KidSport Calgary & Area is a local, non-profit organization that is focused on providing positive sport opportunities to children from low-income families. With the help of community supporters, KidSport™ is able to assist local kids by subsidizing sport registration fees and certain sport equipment for qualified applicants, so kids can play their chosen sport safely and confidently. In 2018 KidSport Calgary & Area will assist over 5,000 local kids, distributing over $1.5 million, locally raised dollars back into our local sports community. “It is partnerships like the ones being announced today that make this outstanding impact possible.” Commented Kevin Webster. “Sport is critical in the development and growth of our kids, together we can ensure cost is not a barrier, and that all kids are given the access they need and deserve”
Executive Director – KidSport Calgary