The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced $11,113.25 will be donated to STARS Air Ambulance through funds raised at the pre-season charity game in Carstairs, AB on Saturday, September 8.
The contest, presented by Heather Dougall of Royal LePage Benchmark, was played at the Carstairs Memorial Complex which is a hub of activity in the small town.
“The Town of Carstairs is grateful to the Calgary Hitmen for the opportunity to host such an exciting event in support of STARS Air Ambulance” said Mayor Lance Colby. “We want to thank the many volunteers who donated their time in ensuring the evening was a success; and the rest of the community for attending and contributing to the great atmosphere at the arena on Saturday night. We are pleased to hear that over $11,000 was raised for such a worthy cause.”
With the help of volunteers and members of the local Carstairs community, funds were collected through ticket sales, a silent auction and 50-50 proceeds. All funds will now be directed to STARS Air Ambulance who provides vital emergency medical services to Western Canada.
On April 6, 2018, STARS personnel were among the first responders on scene and played a critical role in assisting victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus accident near the village of Armley, Saskatchewan. They dispatched three helicopters, including the standard crew of two pilots, a flight paramedic, flight nurse and four transport physicians. Since they began operations in 1985, STARS has flown over 40,000 missions to nearly 600 communities each year.
“Fighting for the lives of our patients is a team effort, and these funds raised from the WHL Exhibition game directly contribute to our success,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO. “When you support STARS, you ride along with us on every mission. Thank you to the Calgary Hitmen for being wonderful STARS allies.”
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