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Hitmen Donate over $9,900 to Tree Canada to Plant 2,489 Trees

March 29, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced $9,956 will be donated to Tree Canada to purchase and plant 2,489 trees to assist with the Alberta forest recovery process.

The pilot project was first announced at the Calgary Zoo on National Tree Day Sept. 26, 2018. As part of this initiative, Hitmen players were educated on ways to reduce their ecological footprint. They also raised awareness to local environmental issues. Highlights included Hitmen Go Green videos on upcycling, city cleanup, water conservation and alternative energy along with recycling and composting.

"It's pretty awesome to think that over 2,400 trees will be planted because of Calgary Hitmen fans and players," said Rob Kerr, Assistant Manager of Hitmen Business Operations. "We look forward to planting more trees in the 2019-20 season as we grow the One Ticket, One Tree program."

"We are proud to be able to make the trees available and to help heal the community of Fort McMurray," adds Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. "We are moved by how much this will have an impact to those who have already lost so much. To be part of rebuilding the community through our Operation ReLeafTM re-planting program will mean a lot to those residents."

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