The Sagium Kings debuted to lace up their skates, dust off their fundraising skills and participate in the 2017 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S Pro-Am hockey tournament in support of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society.
Over the course of several months, a team of sixteen players made up of clients and staff generated over $60,000 for this worthy cause. Event organizers highlighted the importance of sponsor support remarking, “Current statistics suggest that over 40,000 people in Alberta suffer from some form of Dementia with numbers expected to continue growing in the future, making initiatives like the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S event, which focuses on Calgary and surrounding areas, an important endeavour.” Team Captain and Sagium Co-Founder John Guderyan commented, “I am so proud of what our staff and clients accomplished in coming together to support this event. It reinforces the power of teamwork, the compassion of people and our core value of working together to help build community.”
In total, the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am raised $600,000 from the tournament weekend and was a fantastic experience for Sagium staff, clients and friends.