The Calgary Flames came up short for the 29th consecutive year yesterday.
Continuing a tradition that began in 1981, and looking for their first victory, the Flames could not score a win — however, they did lift some spirits.
According to Jody Schwartz, senior associate of communications for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, this event promotes a fun time for many children.
“It’s all about fun for these kids,” said Schwartz.
“It’s a nice diversion from all the therapies and treatments the kids are having here at the hospital.”
She says the Flames are great contributors to their foundation, as well as leading donors to many children’s organizations.
“We’re very grateful to the Flames, not just in terms of what they do for the kids, but for their charitable support as well,” said Schwartz.
Laurel LeBeau says this event was a great opportunity for her son to play a sport and have a good time.
“Whether they have special needs, disabilities, sickness or injuries, things like this can really boost their spirits.”