The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce over $400,000 in funds directed from the Stampeders Foundation this season in support of football programming this season.
The largest portion is the $245,000 being donated to the Calgary Colts Junior Football Association and the Calgary Bantam Football Association. The Colts and Bantams evenly split funds raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets at Stampeders home games.
“One of the primary mandates of the Stampeders Foundation is the support of grassroots football and so we’re thrilled to be able to make this contribution to the Colts and Bantam programs,” said Stampeders president Gordon Norrie. “I thank our fans for their help in raising these funds and supporting amateur football in Calgary and Southern Alberta.”
In addition to the Colts and Bantams, the Stampeders Foundation provides financial support to the University of Calgary Dinos in the amount of $40,000. Also in support of the Dinos football program, the Stampeders Foundation this season donated $100,000 to the John Forzani Memorial Athletic Awards Endowment, which will support awards for students who are members of the Dinos football team. Earlier this season, the Stampeders Foundation also made a $15,000 to the Town of Raymond in support of upgrades to their new football facility.
The Stampeders Foundation and the Calgary Stampeders are proud to support football at all levels in Calgary and Southern Alberta, as well as various health and wellness initiatives such as the Stampeders Pink Power campaign which raised more than $31,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society and many other community relations and player programming activities.