At ARC, giving back is core to our culture. Our people are passionate about helping our communities and when they get the chance to push themselves for a good cause – they rise to the challenge. Recently, Team ARC laced up their skates for the 15th Annual Hockey Helps the Homeless Tournament (HHTHT), collectively raising more than $13,000 to support Canadians facing homelessness.
The annual Pro-Am hockey tournament allows players to make a direct impact in their community by raising awareness and financial support to help Canadians secure a safe place to call home. Each year, amateur hockey players are placed on teams with former pros who rally together to play in a one-day tournament dedicated to beating homelessness.
This year, Team ARC was joined by former NHL players Matt Higgins and Denis Polonich who contributed their skills on the ice to several hard-fought battles in the name of charity. While the team may not have walked away champions, their efforts during the games and in fundraising helped the event to exceed its goal and raise over $279,000.
100 per cent of these funds will stay in Calgary and help organizations like Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta , Inn from the Cold, Trellis Society and Calgary YWCA to pursue affordable housing projects and provide support to local homeless and at-risk Calgarians.