The Calgary Inferno will host a food bank fundraising game in partnership with the Alberta Turkey Producers on Saturday, December 16th at 6:30 pm at the Stampede Corral.
In addition to the entertainment provided by the hockey game, those in attendance will have a chance to participate in a fundraising game in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Fans can bring either a non-perishable food item, worth a $5 value, or simply a $5 cash donation to gain a single entry into the ‘turkey toss’. The ‘turkey toss’ is a contest with rubber turkeys (provided at the game) where the closest turkey to centre ice will win a prize from the Alberta Turkey Producers valued at $200. There will also be a prize raffle for pre-purchased ticket holders. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at https://store.thecwhl.com/collections/calgary-inferno-tickets or at the door.
The Inferno are pleased to work with the Alberta Turkey Producers to help make this game a fun experience for the whole family leading up to the holidays while also providing some much-needed support to the Calgary Food Bank.
“The Calgary Inferno look to give back to the community and together with our sponsor, the Alberta Turkey Producers, we felt that the Food Bank was an important cause this holiday season,” stated Kristen Hagg, General Manager of the Inferno.
“The Alberta Turkey Producers organization is pleased to be a sponsor of the Calgary Inferno’s women’s hockey team,” commented Maryann Urbanowski, Acting Executive Director. “Turkey farmers are in the business of growing food. They recognize that some people and some families have limited financial means and are proud to support food banks.”
The Turkey Producers provide numerous nutritional facts, recipes, resources, and serving tips. All can be found at ab.canadianturkey.ca.
“We wish we could say that there was no need for a food bank and that there was no hunger in Calgary. Unfortunately, the need is still high and from our first-hand experience, we do not expect it to ease any time soon,” remarked Shawn Ogston on behalf of the Calgary Food Bank. “We know that Calgarians are still struggling and thanks to this campaign we will continue to ensure that no one goes hungry.”
This game will be played at a special venue, the Stampede Corral. The Corral has a long history behind it; it was host to the 1972 World Figure Skating Championships, the host to the 1988 Winter Olympics, and it was the home arena for the Calgary Flames in 1980 when they first relocated to Calgary from Atlanta. In 2016, plans were announced to demolish the Stampede Corral. However, it has remained standing and the Calgary Inferno will host the Toronto Furies and play at the historic building for the second time in as many years.