Johnny scores. Local kids win! For the second year running, Calgary Flames forward and NHL All Star, Johnny Gaudreau has pledged $1000 to KidSport for every goal he scores this season.
Here's your chance to make each goal count even more. Pledge your support for every goal, and lets see how much we can raise for KidSport. So all Kids Can Play.
|Rank||Name||$ Per Goal|
|1||Co-operators Agency Owners||$550|
One Time Donations
|3||Iconic Electric and Controls||$6,500|
|5||Co-operators Agency Owners||$1,735|
|Rank||Name||$ Per Goal|
One Time Donations
|6||Donna and Miranda Kines||$250|
|10||Doug & Diane Farrington||$75|
"I am ecstatic to be an athlete ambassador for kidsport calgary. Every child should have the opportunity to play sports and i look forward to supporting this incredible charity in ensuring no one is left on the sidelines." - Johnny Gaudreau
It's almost the stuff of legends now; Gaudreau growing up learning to skate by tracking a trail of Skittles candy on the ice inside Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell, New Jersey, the rink where his father, Guy, was serving as hockey director.
The Johnny Hockey story begins in Carneys Point, New Jersey, and goes through Dubuque of the United States Hockey League to the campus of Boston College, where he won the Hobey Baker Award in 2014 as the NCAA's best player, to the international stage, where he won a gold medal with the United States at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Tournament, and on to the NHL.
Selected in the fourth round (No. 104) by the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Draft, the 5-foot-9, 157-pound left wing quickly became one of the League's most exciting players. He scored in his NHL debut in the final game of the 2013-14 season.
That was a hint of things to come. Gaudreau played 80 games in 2014-15, scored 24 goals and was a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. He led all rookies in assists with 40, tied Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators for the rookie lead in points with 64 and had 14 multiple-point games.
But Gaudreau wasn't finished. He also helped Calgary to its first playoff appearance in six seasons and led the Flames with nine points in 11 games.
In 2016-17, he won the Lady Byng Trophy for skill, sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct, then set NHL career highs in assists (60) and points (84) in 2017-18.
KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. Your donation will provide financial assistance for sport registration fees for qualified kids up to the age of 18. 1 in 3 kids cannot afford the cost of organized sport but your support will help us change this reality, as we give more local kids the chance to play!
The Calgary Flames Foundation matches each player’s donations up to $25,000. Through various initiatives, the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and its charitable arm, the Calgary Flames Foundation, continue to touch the lives of thousands of people through its commitment to education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports.
At Iconic Electric and Controls, quality means more than just their assurance program - it's an ideology that extends to every level of business. As active leaders in their fields as well as their communities, Iconic actively sought to to support a community initiative that they are passionate about as individuals and that cause is KidSport Calgary.
For the fourth consecutive season, Canadian Pacific will be running their CP Goals for Kids campaign. For every Flames goal scored over the regular season, CP will donate $250 to The Flames Even Strength Program and KidSport Calgary to help more kids play sports. With the Flames netting 216 goals last season, the program raised over $50,000. CP is proud to be part of this great initiative in our community.
As head cheerleaders and fervent super fans of KidSport and Johnny Gaudreau, Flipp Advertising has proudly donated man power, creative minds and development skills to craft this website and to promote this amazing program. Earlier this year, Flipp was proud to be selected as a strategic partner to work together with KidSport to celebrate the 25th Anniversary campaign in 2020.