Calgary Flames: Travis Hamonic launches Charlie’s Children

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 27: Calgary Flames Defenceman Travis Hamonic (24) warms up before an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Washington Capitals on October 27, 2018, at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 27: Calgary Flames Defenceman Travis Hamonic (24) warms up before an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Washington Capitals on October 27, 2018, at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic and his wife Stephanie have launched their third charity called Charlie’s Children.

Travis Hamonic continues to prove that he’s the best dude. In just his second season with the Calgary Flames, he has already launched his third charity called Charlie’s Children. This community initiative will help support low-income parents and/or single parents who have just had a newborn to hopefully lighten things up on them a little.

Via Calgary Flames:

"“We’ve created Charlie’s Children in hopes of being able to reach numerous families in need.” said Travis and Stephanie Hamonic. “After the birth of our daughter Charlie, we felt the urge to dive back into the community and give back as best as we can.”"

Like I mentioned, this is Hamonic’s third charity he’s started since coming to Calgary just a little over a year ago. The first was his D-Day partner program, something he continued from the New York Islanders where he brings children who have lost one or both of their parents to a home-game and gives them the full VIP experience where they’ll get to stay and watch the game after.

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He also talks with them and offers them some support, along with his email address to some of the older kids if they ever want to talk. As a 10-year-old who lost his father, this is something Travis wishes he had when he was a kid.

His second initiative he and his wife Stephanie launched during the season last year was The Northern Project. They brought five Indigenous families from the three Northern territories and give them five-star treatment all weekend as they also get to watch the game and meet and talk with Travis. This is something Hamonic wanted to do to try and get closer to his Metis roots and as a way to give back.

Travis Hamonic is literally the definition of a good guy. If you looked up “selfless” in the dictionary, it would just show a picture of him and his wife.

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In 2017 Hamonic was the recipient NHL’s Foundation Award for all the work he does in the community. And I have no doubt he’ll be nominated again this year (and probably win).