SOURCE: NorthStar Ford Group

NorthStar Ford Group

April 03, 2012 12:00 ET

NorthStar Ford Group Raises $50,000 for Alberta Children's Hospital & Edge School Foundation for First Charity Poker Tournament

FORT MCMURRAY, AB--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - NorthStar Ford Group in Fort McMurray recently raised $50,000 for Alberta Children's Hospital and Edge School Foundation during the first NorthStar Ford Group charity poker tournament.

The winner of the poker tournament was Fort McMurray's own, Dan Fouts of Stony Valley Contracting. In addition to the poker tournament, Martin Janzen was the successful bidder on the special trip to Fort McMurray including a helicopter trip to the Oilsands, three rounds of golf, dinner and a photo with Wayne Gretzky.

Marty Giles, owner of NorthStar Ford Group, said, "It was very exciting to be able to host the first NorthStar Ford Group charity poker tournament. The entire night was entertaining, and we were able to raise money for great causes. We are already anticipating next year's tournament. Thank you to everyone who supported the event," said Giles.

The event provided monetary funds to Alberta Children's Hospital and Edge School Foundation. Alberta Children's Hospital provides care from birth to age 18 from southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan as multi-disciplinary teams work together to promote healing through family-centered care. Edge School Foundation secures friends and funds through building relationships to support the Edge School in areas such as programs, scholarships, financial aid, endowment and capital campaigns.

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