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Calgary, AB – The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is excited to unveil the Calgary Hitmen Foundation Community Restoration Program. The new initiative will see the Foundation award a $50,000 grant to a recreational improvement project in one local neighbourhood or community within 50 km of Calgary city limits. Communities registered as a not-for-profit organization or registered charity currently refurbishing an outdoor space or fundraising for a new project are invited to CLICK HERE for the grant application and eligibility information. Examples of this include parks, playgrounds, outdoor rinks and arenas.

The application process will close in six weeks on Tuesday, March 28. From the submissions, three communities will be named finalists on Monday, April 3. The top candidates will then be asked to create a video showing why fans should cast a ballot for their project. The online voting period will take place from April 12-26 on HitmenHockey.com. The community project with the most votes will be awarded the $50,000 grant.

“Our organization strongly believes in supporting the communities that support us,” said Candice Goudie, Executive Director of Charitable Foundations and Community Investment with the Calgary Hitmen. “We feel this grant opportunity will enrich the lives of our neighbours while promoting health, wellness and community living.”

The Calgary Hitmen Foundation has been giving back to education and wellness programs in the community and surrounding area for over 15 years. The heart of the Foundation is the scholarship program which funds the post-secondary education of Hitmen players and alumni. In addition, support is provided to grassroots sport organizations and health initiatives including Camp Kindle through Kids Cancer Care Foundation, the Rainbow Society, CBE Fuel for School and Distress Centre’s ConnecTeen. To date, the Foundation has supported Calgary and area agencies with over $2.5 million.

For complete application and eligibility details on the Calgary Hitmen Foundation Restoration Program, CLICK HERE. The current project cannot be funded by the City of Calgary or the Alberta government.

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