Twenty-six Calgary Kids to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Calgary Flames
CALGARY, Feb. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - On February 24th, twenty-six lucky youngsters will be signing one-day contracts with the Calgary Flames. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Preferred Family Restaurant of the Calgary Flames, these future NHLers will get a taste of what it's like to play in the big leagues; including a realistic signing experience, access throughout the venue and ice time with Flames Alumni, Joel Otto.
The schedule for the day is as following:
- 11:00 – 11:30 Contract signing and photo capturing with Flames Alumni Joel Otto.
- 11:30 – 12:30 Venue tour and activities.
- 1:00 – 2:00 Winners skate on the Scotiabank Saddledome ice.
- 2:00 – 2:15 Event wrap-up.
"We're always looking for exciting ways to give back to the community, so we're proud to be partnering with the Calgary Flames for the third year in a row to help inspire twenty-six up-and-coming Calgary all-stars with the chance to join the Flames organization," says Jenna Bull, Sr. Marketing Manager for Sports Programs and Sponsorship at Boston Pizza.
"We all know what it's like to dream of playing in the big leagues," says Joel Otto, "so it's pretty special to be working with Boston Pizza to make that dream a reality for these kids."
The NHLer for a Day event was also held in Vancouver with the Vancouver Canucks on Feb 10th. A similar event is also to be held in Edmonton with the Edmonton Oilers on February March 2nd.
Raw footage from today's event, shot by the NHL partners, will be available to view and download on request.
About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 390 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For more information, visit www.bostonpizza.com.
SOURCE Boston Pizza International
For further information: and visuals, please contact: Brad Farndon, FleishmanHillard HighRoad for Boston Pizza International, [email protected], M: 905-442-6729