CALGARY FLAMES ALUMNI MASTERS 2023
Once again we are back for the 29th Annual Calgary Flames Alumni Masters Golf Tournament.
Last year we were fortunate to have great weather and a Flames playoff game that evening most of us attended. The results of the game and series weren’t what we all wanted but it did get us thinking we should incorporate a puck kicking event somehow…maybe after shooting and scoring on Rob Kerr? One of the true highlights of last year’s event was Kale Crisp and the courage for him to get up and speak about his experience with CP Kids & Families Adapt A Bike Program and what it meant to him. His speech was amazing and it showed, as we set a new high in fundraising in the Bike Sponsorship portion immediately after.
The Flames Alumni as a group have been busy again as we have returned to unrestricted activities and events. As a group they participate in Superhero’s for Kids ice times, Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids, Christmas Toy Drive just to name a few. Keep up the good work. Speaking of busy, the Calgary Flames management also had a hectic summer with some major changes happening on the current roster. Let’s all hope to see a Battle of Alberta again in the spring with a different outcome.
We are excited for this event with proceeds once again going to CP Kids & Families for their Adapt a Bike Program. With your generous sponsorship and support we donated $120,000 to them from last year’s tournament.
This year the one day golf event will be held on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at Priddis Greens. We want to thank all returning sponsors and welcome any newcomers to the event. We will be trying to push everyone to Online registration as it makes it much easier to track for us. As well the silent auction will be held exclusively Online. You will also notice there is a small price increase in the sponsorship levels for this year. The Masters has not adjusted its pricing since 2015 so we felt it was time to deal with the increased costs of hosting. We look forward to watching a new hockey season and seeing you all on the links in May 2023.
Robyn Regehr and Mike Commodore
Flames Alumni Masters Tournament Co-Chairs
Thursday, May 25, 2023
7:00-8:45am – Registration
9:00am – Shotgun Start
Dinner to follow
PRIDDIS GREENS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
#1 Priddis Greens Drive
Priddis Greens, Alberta
CP KIDS & FAMILY
Your sponsorship will directly support kids with physical disabilities and help them experience childhood pleasures such as riding a bike. The funds raised from this year’s event will be used to expand the Adapted Bike Program to grow our inventory and variety of bicycles and equipment. Residual funds will be dedicated to supporting the increasing demands for family resources, crisis & adapted equipment funding as we recover from the impact of COVID-19.
This past year has been challenging for our families as they search for safe accessible activities for their children and it has been a huge year for bikes, especially for us as we support our kids. Our nationally recognized Adapted Bike Program is seen as the gateway to the agency and is unique to North America. As we adapt to survive the pandemic, our agency has modified the delivery of the adapted bike and equipment loan programs to be utilized in a safe manner. Our exclusive recycling approach allows donors’ funds to be maximized as one bike may be used by 6-10 children through its lifespan.
Celebrating over 70 years of supporting and strengthening families raising a child with a physical disability, CP Kids & Families’ unique hands-on approach, provides critical support, funding, and opportunities to help children with physical disabilities experience the simple joys of being a kid.
The Adapted Bike Program can only continue with the generous support of its funders. Please help us continue to Light up a Child’s Life.