In partnership with TELUS, the Getzlaf’s Gamers Program hosts 20 groups per season. Ryan’s vision of giving back to his community and inspiring kids came true in 2008 when Kids Up Front was proud to host the first Getzlaf’s Gamers suite. The suite is hosted by Scott Lorencz, who is Ryan’s friend and former billet, and offers delicious snacks for the kids to enjoy while watching the game and some souvenirs of their experience including a letter and autographed photo from Ryan.
Of course, the experience would not be the same if there was not the opportunity to cheer the Hitmen on while being featured on the JumboTron, and who could not resist a chance to meet the famous Farley the Fox, the Hitmen mascot! When available, the kids also have the opportunity to meet some of the Calgary Hitmen who are not dressed for the game and get some autographs.
Ryan Getzlaf is a current NHL all-star, Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medal winner and Hitmen alumnus who plays for the Anaheim Ducks.
How you can help
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