A Year of Milestones and a New Decade of Opportunities

We’re a week into 2020 and we’ve got to say, it’s a big year. Not only are we stepping into a new decade full of opportunities and exciting events, but some of our biggest partners are celebrating major anniversaries and so are we!

Calgary Flames  

We love cheering on the Flames and so do the kids and families we serve. Thanks to Scotiabank and the Conn Smythe foundation, we are entering 2020 with their support for our “Hockey Fans In The Stands” program!

This year is the Calgary Flames 40th anniversary, and we are celebrating the best way we know how, by sending young hockey fans and their families to their first games. In 2019 we were able to provide over 16,000 hockey tickets to deserving families, and with the support of The Calgary Flames and Scotiabank, 2020 is full of possibilities. We are so grateful to the Calgary Flames and all our amazing donors for their continued support of our kids and families!

Calgary Hitmen  

Watching the WHL Hitmen has always been a highlight for our families and for the last 10 years, we have been fortunate enough to cheer them on from our Getzlaf’s Gamers suite. Thanks to Ryan Getzlaf, a Hitmen Alum, and TELUS we have consistently facilitated extra special VIP experiences for kids. The last 10 years seems like no time at all when you realize, the Hitmen are in their 25th season!

Did you know the Hitmen are celebrating their 25th season by encouraging folks in Calgary to volunteer and donate 25 hours to their community for a chance to win $25,000 to a charity of their choice? Our suite ambassadors have been diligently filling up their pledge cards and it’s not too late for you to start! Click here to find out more.

Calgary Stampeders  

We are so grateful for our incredible partnership with the Calgary Stampeders and we are so excited to be celebrating their 75th season in 2020! Big milestones call for big celebrations and for everything the Calgary Stampeders have done for us, we can’t wait to cheer them on through this anniversary season. Their 2020 season schedule is out now and you can find it here.

Thank you to all the generous Stampeders patrons who have supported us over the years!

Kids Up Front 

All these exciting anniversaries and celebrations from our community partners and guess what? It’s our birthday too! In 2020 Kids Up Front will be celebrating our 20th anniversary, that’s 20 years of providing unique opportunities to deserving kids and families alongside these amazing teams and many other community partners. How will we be celebrating? Well, you’ll have to stay tuned to find out!

Rest assured we have a BIG surprise in store for you. If you want to be the first to know what kind of exciting events we have planned, make sure to come to our All In For Kids Charity Poker Tournament on February 27th. Our poker guests get the inside scoop before anyone else and even some special perks.  If you can’t make it to Poker, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to get all our upcoming announcements!

2020 is off to an amazing start and we know it’s only going to get BETTER! Thank you to all our partner agencies, donors and supporters – we couldn’t have reached this incredible milestone without your contributions.

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