The Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation

The Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation

January 12, 2015 08:00 ET

Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation Announces the Nathan O'Brien Charity Hockey Game

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 12, 2015) - The Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that the Nathan O'Brien Charity Hockey Game will take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, February 5th at 6:30 p.m. with lead sponsors Cenovus Energy, Secure and Newalta.

The game will see the Calgary Flames Alumni face-off against Nathan's Heroes (a team made up of Sponsors, MLAs and officers from the Calgary Police Services who were involved with the Nathan O'Brien case) with a puck-drop by former NHL goalie and Sportscaster Kelly Hrudey.

"We are honored and blessed to continue Nathan's superhero spirit at the Nathan O'Brien Charity Hockey Game. The overwhelming support we've received for this event has been a shining example of the community spirit that exists in this city and beyond.

It's the support from friends, family and complete strangers that gives us the strength to move forward and create a lasting legacy for Nathan by helping other children through the Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation."

Funds raised will be directed towards a number of Alberta charities including Children's Cottage Society; Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids and the Flames Even Strength Program through the Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation.

About The Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation

The Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation has been established in memory of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien. The foundation is to honour a promise that Nathan's spirit would live on and support children that need a helping hand. Rod and Jennifer O'Brien state, "Nathan always dreamed of being a real life superhero and doing good for others. In honour of our beloved child we are committed to making a positive difference in the world, just like Nathan did. The Nathan O'Brien Children's Foundation gives us a purpose again, lifting ourselves up and to support charities of choice. With the help of remarkable people and organizations we can make positive changes in the world."

Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.ca for $5.00 and cash donations are being accepted at the door. For sponsorship opportunities please contact sponsorship chair, Jeff Sterzuk at 403 612-1724 or at jeff.sterzuk@shaw.ca.

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