Conroy Helping Flames Program; Walter and The First Tee; Zorich Talks to Students

Craig Conroy

In Calgary, Kathy Mccormick writes that Calgary Flames C Craig Conroy, the official player spokesperson for the Flames Foundation for Life, participated in a charity event today in support of the foundation’s Calgary Flames Even Strength Program.

The program “helps fund registration fees for hockey programs for underprivileged families” (Kathy Mccormick, Calgary Herald, 1/31). Read the entire story from the Calgary Herald

The First Tee: Paraplegic golfer and trick shot artist Dennis Walters will represent The First Tee at several PGA Tour tournaments and other scheduled events in 2009. As part of the partnership, Walters will serve as a spokesman for The First Tee, helping to communicate the mission and values of The First Tee during nearly 100 Dennis Walters Golf Shows throughout 2009, including four PGA Tour events. He will also make special guest appearances at three Chapters of The First Tee.

Walters, an honorary PGA member, suffered a golf cart accident 34 years ago that left him a paraplegic. Since 1977, he has traveled the country devoting his life to entertaining and inspiring others through his motivational shows (The First Tee).

Going to School: Michigan’s WNDU-NBC reports that as part of Catholic Schools Week, former NFL player Chris Zorich talked to local high school students about charity. Zorich “shared his story of growing up the poor child of a single mother on the south side of Chicago, and how he was able to get out and change his life.” Zorich “wanted them to understand how a little help can go a long way” (WNDU-NBC, 1/31). Read the entire piece from WNDU-NBC

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