Canadian Hero Fund Donates UFC 149 Tickets to Deserving Soldier

The Canadian Hero Fund donated a pair of tickets to UFC 149 in Calgary to a deserving soldier located on base in Alberta.
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Aug. 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Calgary – The Canadian Hero Fund is pleased to announce that it provided a member of the Armed Forces with tickets to UFC 149 in Calgary on Saturday, July 21st 2012, working in partnership with Ultimate Fighting Championship to give back to those who are serving in uniform. The pair of tickets was offered to Hero Fund by UFC Canada for use in support of its mandate, and the organization chose a deserving soldier to provide the tickets to with the assistance of General Natyncyk.

“Everyone at Hero Fund is delighted that we were able to thank a deserving soldier for their service with these tickets,” said Michael Ball, Executive Director of Hero Fund. “It’s a great step to build relationships with those in active service and the UFC, which has been an important supporter of ours.”

“I am appreciative to the Canadian Hero Fund for the tickets to UFC 149. The tickets were a welcomed surprise and the night was great,” said Sgt Melcher, the recipient of Hero Fund’s tickets.

Alberta talk show host Dave Rutherford hosted the Fund’s Chairman and President Timothy Peters on airwaves in the run-up to the event to discuss UFC 149 and Hero Fund’s on-going work, allowing Hero Fund’s message to reach thousands of Albertans.
The event took place before 16,089 fans in Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. UFC returns to Canada on September 22nd, for UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

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Universally recognized for its action-packed, can¹t-miss events that have sold out some of the     biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world¹s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website,, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

About the Canadian Hero Fund

With a focus on civilian, grassroots efforts, the goal of the Canadian Hero Fund is to provide post-secondary scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen soldiers. The motto “Keeping Their Dreams Alive” stands for the dreams of the families and children that are sustained through Canadian Hero Fund support programs, as well as the dreams of fallen soldiers who wanted more for future generations. For more information or to donate, please visit:

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