"" CARNEGIE OPENS UP FOR BURMA - Calgary Roughnecks - News

For the third straight year, Mike Carnegie is fundraising money for the people of Burma

| Published: 2/7/2013 at 3:10:53 PM

Calgary, AB - Calgary Roughnecks assistant captain Mike Carnegie is proud to launch the third annual Mike Carnegie Burma Campaign.  This initiative will continue to support the ongoing efforts of Partners Relief and Development Canada who assists those, especially children, affected by conflict in Burma.

To date, Carnegie has donated over $30,000 of his own player wage to the campaign and is hoping fans will do the same with funds raised from silent auction items at each Roughnecks home game.  In addition, a portion of select ticket proceeds as well as individual donations through Partners website (www.partnersworld.ca) will support the cause.

“We are so fortunate in Canada. More than anything, I want to bring awareness to the situation going on in Burma,” said Carnegie. “I’ve been involved with the charity for over three years now and I’ve seen the difference Partners is making in these families’ lives. In the last year, more than 200,000 men, women and children were displaced from their homes due to ongoing conflicts and are in desperate need of the assistance that Partners Relief and Development Canada is providing.”   

Through crisis relief, education, healthcare and sustainable development projects, Partners Relief and Development works to improve the lives of people in Burma who face insurmountable odds. The Mike Carnegie Burma Campaign officially launches on Saturday, February 9 when the West Division-leading Roughnecks host the Edmonton Rush in game two of the four-game Homes by Avi Battle of Alberta series.  Game time is 7 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Single game day tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Scotiabank Saddledome box office for as low as $34 for adults and $17 for children (plus GST and SFPFF).  Order online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000.  For more information on tickets, contact customer service at 403-777-4646.

About Partners Relief and Development Canada

Partners Relief and Development Canada is a Christian international relief and development agency founded in 2001. The Canadian offices are located in Calgary, Alberta. Partners provides humanitarian relief to refugee and internally displaced communities impacted by the war in Burma. Partners Relief and Development Canada also provides education and medical care and training to the people of Burma. For more information visit, www.partnersworld.ca.



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