Piper Creek Optimists’ Battle of Alberta brings in $21,000 for EKEC

RED DEER – The second annual Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer’s Battle of Alberta fundraiser for the Every Kid Every Community program was a major success, with $21,000 going to the Hockey Alberta Foundation.


The event was held in January at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, with Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames fans gathering for a night of hockey, stories, and a chance to win tickets to see the Battle of Alberta in Edmonton on January 25, and in Calgary on March 31.

The night was hosted by Red Deer Rebel’s Game Night Host Troy Gillard. Special guests Rob Brown, Jason Strudwick and Curtis Glencross were also in attendance, and treated the crowd to an intimate hockey hot stove.

“We were thrilled to once again partner with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer to bring the Battle of Alberta fundraising event back for a second year,” said Tim Leer, Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. “The event was once again a major sucess, and we are very humbled by everyone’s support of Every Kid Every Community.”

The event brought in just under $30,000 total, with roughly $8,000 going back to the Piper Creek Optimist Club for other youth initiatives in Central Alberta.

The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank all of the generous sponsors of this event: the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red DeerBo’s Bar and GrillEdmonton Oilers Community FoundationCalgary Flames FoundationATB FinancialATB Investor ServicesMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.WestJet, the Molson Coors Brewing CompanyYour Wedding Place and the FrèreRealty Team.

Another thank you goes out to the silent auction and door prize sponsors: Longball IncStewart Creek Golf ClubRyde RDYogaNationTroubled Monk BreweryFamoso Red DeerRed Deer RebelsCalgary HitmenHeritage LanesHansen DistilleryCold Garden Beverage CompanyWild Rose BreweryTool Shed Brewing CompanyAnnex Ale ProjectLast Best Brewing and DistillingCoulee Brew CoStone Heart DistilleryAlley Kat Brewing Co, and Folding Mountain Brewing.