CALGARY, AB — The Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Club raised $60,000 for the Canadian Red Cross in the opening game of the NLL West Division Final partial best-of-three series on Saturday, May 14, at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The game was presented by RE/MAX with the funds, derived from ticket sales, RE/MAX 50-50 proceeds and personal donations collected on the concourse, will be directed to the relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alberta. In addition, Roughnecks fans generously contributed over 300 pounds in food donations to the Calgary Food Bank to support Fort McMurray-area evacuees.

To date, the Roughnecks and Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation have donated $160,000 to the ongoing recovery efforts.

“We are truly grateful for the compassion and support received from our partners and fans towards our Fort McMurray relief initiatives,” said Roughnecks general manager Mike Board. “The Roughnecks are privileged to play in a community that always kindheartedly gives to its neighbours in need.”

Fans looking to show support are encouraged to text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 contribution.

The Red Cross is the largest disaster relief organization in the world. When a disaster is too severe for the local support systems to respond, the global Red Cross response is initiated quickly. The Canadian Red Cross will be working as part of the global Red Cross response to this emergency.

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