Twenty-Six Calgary Kids to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Calgary Flames
CALGARY, Jan. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, 26 hockey-loving youngsters will sign a one-day contract with the Calgary Flames. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Proud Sponsor of the Calgary Flames, these future NHLers will participate in the second annual "Flame for a Day" event, where the kids will experience first-hand what it's like to play in the big leagues. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will include a real signing session, access to the team dressing room and ice time on the Calgary Flames home ice. Following the signings, the arena will open to contest runner-ups for a family skate.
"Giving back to our communities has always been a focus for Boston Pizza," says Jenna Bull, Marketing Manager, Sports Programs and Sponsorship, Boston Pizza International. "We're very excited to be working with the Calgary Flames again, to give these 26 up-and-coming Calgary all-stars the chance to join the Flames organization."
"It will be a special experience for the lucky young fans," says Curtis Glencross. "Most of us grew up with dreams of playing in the NHL so it's great to be able to work with Boston Pizza to give these kids a taste of what it's really like to be a Flame."
The event will take place at Scotiabank Saddledome starting at 10:30am. The Player for a Day event will also be held in Vancouver with the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, January 20th and in Edmonton with the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, February 18th.
Raw footage from Sunday'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
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