17 May Thank you Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation!
“Thank you for your generosity. Opportunities like this mean the world to parents like us, and children like ours. Thank you for enabling us to create lasting memories together.”
~ Quote from a parent that attended a Calgary Hitmen game in a suite
We wish to extend this heartfelt and very special thank you to our partners at the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. We are grateful for their generous support that enabled thousands of deserving kids to cheer on their favourite hockey heroes on the ice, watch their very first lacrosse game, cheer for the touchdown, or jump out of their seats and scream when their favorite artist took to the stage. Thank you to all the staff at the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, the Calgary Hitmen, the Calgary Roughnecks, the Calgary Stampeders and the Calgary Flames Foundation for making the 2017/18 season a record-breaking year for suites and sporting event tickets for our small organization.
Every young fan made new friends in Farley, Harvey, and Howie; thank you for your patience with all the photo ops and the hilarity of tossing popcorn everywhere. Your antics and playfulness create energy and enthusiasm in our young fans.
With the support of Nicole, Julie, Candice, Alana, Kelsey and everyone on the front line in the ticket office, thousands of children and their families experienced incredible sporting and special events. Thank you for sharing joy with our kids and encouraging donor support for our programs. Our collective efforts and collaboration meant that 221 suites were donated and appreciated by over 1,900 kids and their families in 2017! Now that is something to cheer about! Some of the highlights of the 2017/18 sporting season:
- 1,948 deserving kids were treated to VIP experiences in private suites;
- 4,260 Calgary Flames tickets got in the hands of eager young NHL fans;
- 6,122 young people cheered on emerging talent with the Calgary Hitmen;
- 322 fans watched with enthusiasm as the Calgary Roughnecks made their way to the playoffs;
- 3,850 lucky recipients braved the sun, wind, rain and snow to see their favourite Calgary Stampeders heroes take to the field.
What an amazing season across our favourite sporting teams! Thank you for encouraging and developing new fans, entertaining die-hard fans, and making dreams come true for our young sporting enthusiasts.
We wish to thank everyone in the ticket offices, the ushers, the security and concierge staff that go out of their way to help families access will call tickets, clear security with small children and wheelchairs, arrange for accessible seating, support those with last minute tickets, and help get people safely to their seats when they are lost or stressed! We sincerely appreciate it when the staff go the extra mile and take the time to understand and help our kids and families when they need it. Your efforts are noted!
Thank you to our gracious hosts/hostesses, and the dedicated cleaning staff who provide us with the very best at every game and special event. Our groups can be loud, noisy and very excitable! Thank you for welcoming their enthusiasm and energy, and making every event an experience to remember.
Our motto is “One little ticket, one big lift!” and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation certainly helps us deliver that to thousands of deserving kids each year! Thank you for another great sporting season, and we look forward to the start of Stamps football in June!