On Sunday, February 18, 2018, the Calgary Hitmen faced the Saskatoon Blades at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen unfortunately lost 1-5 against the Blades, but thousands of fans still enjoyed a great game and had a chance to learn about Calgary’s youth peer support service, ConnecTeen.
ConnecTeen provides confidential peer support to Calgary teens by phone, text, chat and email. $2 from each ticket sold using the code TEEN was donated to ConnecTeen, as well as a portion of the proceeds from the 50/50 ticket sales.
EllisDon has sponsored the ConnecTeen Hitmen game since the very first game in 2010 and presented ConnecTeen with a check for $10,000 at the game. In their nine years of sponsorship they have donated $85,000 to ConnecTeen.
ConnecTeen sunglasses were handed out to hockey fans, and a PSA about ConnecTeen was played on the Jumbotron. The video was created by ConnecTeen volunteer, Ryan Costello.
Thank you to the partners and volunteers who made the game a success: 50/50 ticket selling volunteers (including volunteers from RBC and ENMAX!), Youth Central and Coca-Cola.
We’re grateful for our partnership with the Hitmen and the opportunity to inform fans about the services of ConnecTeen.
Relive the fun by checking out some photos!