Help us “Start the Spark” at our annual Youth Mental Health Awareness game!

Calgary, Alta (December 28, 2018) – The Calgary Inferno are preparing for the fourth annual ‘Start the Spark’ game to bring
awareness to youth mental health in support of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC).

Start the Spark’ will take place during the Calgary Inferno game against the Toronto Furies at WinSport Arena A at 6:30 p.m. MST Saturday, January 12. The Inferno will wear limited edition purple jerseys, and will auction them off after the game with a portion of the proceeds going toward the SKCAC. The link to bid on the jerseys will be available on the Inferno website and shared on social media for one week after the game.

Fans and the public can get involved by purchasing tickets to provide a once in a lifetime experience for a deserving child to celebrate their mental health with their peers and to watch the game. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go toward the SKCAC. HMC Lawyers has stepped up to sponsor $5,000 worth of tickets. Through this initiative, youth from across the city will have an opportunity to attend the game with their families, friends and peers to celebrate their mental health.

To make a ticket donation visit the link click “Buy Tickets”, select “Virtual Ticket Donation” and enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase. When entering the “Purchaser Info” use email address [email protected] and proceed through the payment information. Ticket donations of $150 or greater entitle the donor to a tax receipt from the CWHL. To receive a tax receipt, email your name, mailing address and email address to [email protected].

Calgary Inferno Players are available for media appearances the week of January 7 to discuss the game initiative. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

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About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is transforming how the current system responds to child abuse by using a ground-breaking model of integration with six partnering agencies. Together, these agencies provide early-intervention, assessment, investigation and treatment to children, youth and families impacted by the most severe and complex cases of child abuse. The power of the Centre is unleashed through integrated services – the right support at the right time – that reduce the long-term impact of trauma and enable children, youth and families to recover to lead healthy, productive lives.