Take part in the Glencross Invitational charity event

RED DEER – The house won as more than $165,000 was raised during the Curtis Glencross Invitational charity event.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Works from Ronald McDonald Houses® Alberta.

“We are delighted to be able to host the Glencross Invitational again. I cannot thank everyone enough for their support,” said Curtis Glencross. “Hockey is a big part of my life and I believe all kids should have a love for the game like me. Having friends who have used the Ronald McDonald House, it is a home away from home when needed. Having the Hockey Alberta Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta as beneficiaries of our event was a natural fit. »

The Oct. 19 event kicked off with four teams competing for the Glencross Charity Camp Championship at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Center in Red Deer. Each team featured 15 skaters (including four former NHLers) and a goaltender, with famed coaches Tim Hunter, Joel Otto, Ron Stern and Brian Sutter behind the bench. After going undefeated, Team Sutter skated away with the inaugural championship.

That night, players put it all on the table at the ninth annual charity poker event at Westerner Park. Knowing when to hold them and when to fold rewarded Jason Volk with winning the trophy loop at the ninth Glencross Invitational Charity Poker Event.

“It is an honor to continue to work with Curtis, his family and the organizing committee on this event,” said Dennis Zukiwsky, president of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. “The impact of this event is being felt across the province as we strive to provide grant opportunities to help kids get on the ice in communities across Alberta. Curtis and his committee are long-time supporters of the Hockey Alberta Foundation and we cannot thank them enough for all they have done and continue to do in Alberta.

To crown the event, the Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta presented Curtis with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to the province. Curtis is one of 7,000 Albertans to receive the Platinum Jubilee Medal which commemorates Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary on the throne as Queen of Canada.

“Curtis Glencross has been a tremendous contributor to Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta. We were honored to recognize his impact by presenting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal at the Glencross Invitational while surrounded by family, friends and colleagues,” said Jason Evanson, CEO of RMHC Alberta. “Curtis is an advocate and supporter of families with sick children who must travel for medical care and need a home away from home. His efforts to raise funds and awareness for our cause have deeply touched countless Albertans. We couldn’t think of a more deserving award recipient.

In total, over $1.8 million has been raised through the Glencross Invitational for charities across Alberta. This year marked the ninth annual Glencross Invitational. Previously the Glencross Invitational Roughstock Rodeo, the committee opted to send the broncs to pasture and host a charity hockey camp instead.


About the Hockey Alberta Foundation (HAF)

The goal of the Alberta Hockey Foundation is to raise funds to provide ALL CHILDREN in ALL COMMUNITIES the opportunity to play hockey in Alberta. We work with partners to fund those who need us, invest in those who will lead us, and honor those who have gone before us. For more information about the FHA or to donate, visit hockeyalberta.ca.

For more information from the Hockey Alberta Foundation, contact:

Tim Leer


[email protected]

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta

OMRM Alberta helps keep families together when they need it most. Our homes in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Medicine Hat provide a home each year to more than 1,200 families who must travel for the life-saving medical treatment of their child. By allowing families to stay together, close to a hospital, Ronald McDonald House dramatically improves the quality and experience of child care and family well-being, while reducing stress, feelings isolation and the financial burden on the family.

For more information about RMHC Alberta, contact:

Suzanne Pescod


[email protected]

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