Sports Dinner

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sports dinner 2019 - jarome iginla

An evening for members, invited guests, and past supporters.



Individual Tickets - $300

Table of 8 - $2,750
Assigned table seating with company name

VIP Table of 8 - $3,250
Premier seating, corporate signage, VIP reception, and more!

Prices include: Appetizers, dinner, and host bar. Tax receipt to be calculated.

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We are pleased to welcome this year's guest speaker
Jarome Iginla

Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla was born July 1, 1977 and is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, and Los Angeles Kings — registering 625 goals, 675 assists, 1,300 points, and 1,040 penalty minutes in 1,554 games.

But few players have made an impact on one franchise the way Iginla did for 16 seasons in Calgary. As a Flame, Iginla scored 525 goals and had 570 assists from 1996 to 2013. The six-time all-star is the franchise leader in goals, points (1,095), games played (1,219) and game-winning goals (83). Considered one of the best power forwards of his generation, he twice scored 50-plus goals in a season — and notched 30-plus goals 11 times.

A native of St. Albert, Alberta, Iginla spent his junior hockey career with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL and was selected 11th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1995 NHL entry draft. The Stars traded him to Calgary that December along with fellow forward Corey Millen for centre Joe Nieuwendyk. Iginla made his NHL debut in the 1996 Stanley Cup playoffs, collecting a goal and an assist in two games. He scored his first regular-season goal on October 5, 1996, and played all 82 games that season to finish runner-up to New York Islanders defenceman, Bryan Berard in Calder Trophy voting for top rookie honours.

Iginla guided Calgary to the Stanley Cup Final in 2004, his first season as captain (when the team dropped a seven-game series to the Tampa Bay Lightning), leading all scorers that post-season with 22 points in 26 outings, including 13 goals. He was dealt to Pittsburgh at the trade deadline in 2013, signed with Boston the following season, and capped his career with Colorado and Los Angeles.

Internationally, Iginla will be remembered for his pass that set up Sidney Crosby’s Olympic overtime winner in the gold-medal game against the US in Vancouver in 2010. A three-time Olympian, he also won Olympic gold in 2002 and captured titles with Canada at the world junior championship (1996), world championship (1997), and World Cup (2004) .

Iginla formally announced his retirement in Calgary on July 30, 2018.

The Calgary Flames will retire the jersey (#12) of this legendary former captain to the Saddledome rafters on March 2, 2019, prior to the team's game against the Minnesota Wild. Only two players’ jerseys have been retired in franchise history: Mike Vernon’s #30 and Lanny McDonald’s #9.


 

Where Does the Money Go?

birdies for kids

The funds raised will help the JCC continue to run many vital programs and services to the Jewish community and the southwest community at prices that are accessible to all!

At the JCC, we aim to:
• Keep seniors fit, happy and less isolated.
• Provide care for children to allow parents to work.
• Get kids "unplugged", build life-long healthy habits.
• Build relationships between Calgary's many cultural communities.

We are grateful for the support of the many corporate partners and individuals who help make this event a success. We hope we can count on your support for the 30th Annual Calgary JCC Sports Dinner.

Please email Rhona Shore if you are interested in providing a Silent Auction item or making a donation.