Prairie Wolf Pack fundraising event a success

Prairie Wolfpack Rugby

by Katelyn McCreary

March 27, 2014 (ISN) – The Prairie Wolf Pack hosted a successful fundraising event last night featuring Brian Burke. The event hosted over 100 attendees at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alberta.

The evening raised over $15,000 that will go towards the Wolf Pack program, helping to allow players from across the prairies to be able to participate and play at the highest level of domestic rugby possible.

“The event went extremely well, with a live auction, silent auction, hot-stove style discussion with Canadian athletes and a one on one with Brian Burke,” said Wolf Pack Director Ryan Smith.

Brian was joined by a plethora of athletes that shared in making the night such a success. Former Rugby stars, Al Charron and Hubert Buydens participated in the panel discussion, along with 2014 Luge Olympian Adrianne Jones, 2006 Bobsleigh Olympian Ken Kotyk and two-time Olympian Jeff Christie.

The evening began with Brian speaking about how he got involved with rugby and why he loves the sport. This was followed by a discussion amongst the athletes and Brian on a number of different topics. The crowd was able to participate in asking questions leading to a number of great stories told by the panel.

The event concluded with the live auction where a Langara fishing trip, a VIP trip to the Canada versus Scotland game, a VIP Calgary Flames package and a number of other great items were bid on.

“I would like to thank everyone who came out to support and participate in this event,” said Smith.

“This is a major fundraiser for our club and we couldn’t do it without the help and support from Brian and all of the other athletes who attended, thank you.”

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