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Former NHL Star Marty Turco to be appointed CEO of the C5 Youth Foundation of Texas
Oct 14, 2015

DALLAS, TX  – The C5 Youth Foundation of Texas has announced that C5 Texas board member and former NHL All-Star Goalie Marty Turco will succeed President Chuck Burkhart upon his retirement next year. Marty Turco spent the first nine of his 11 NHL seasons as the starting goaltender for the Dallas Stars and currently holds the franchise record for regular season games played, wins, and shutouts.

Marty Turco is a three-time All Star and won the Dallas Stars community service award six of the nine seasons he was with the team. Turco also earned the Eighth Annual NHL Foundation Player Award in 2006 for his charitable impact and contributions. Since retirement, Turco has turned his attention to various business ventures and continues his charitable work with C5 Youth Foundation of Texas.

The C5 Youth Foundation began as Camp Coca-Cola in 1999 by former Coca-Cola CEO John Alm, and has expanded through the years to empower at-risk youth to graduate from high school, go on to college, and become contributing members of society. C5 is a five-year intensive leadership program for 8th through 12th graders, and is located located in four major regions, including Southern California, New England, Georgia, and Texas. Today each of those organizations are independent entities and continue to offer tremendous support and resources to at-risk and in-need youth.

Marty and his wife Kelly have always been actively involved in the community to help children. Their children, combined with their shared backgrounds in education studies, made children’s education and the C5 Youth Foundation a natural fit for the couple. Marty aims to build stronger business relationships, and provide more awareness about C5 in order to help the program grow.

Chuck Burkhart said of Marty, “He [Marty] has been a board member and a great friend to C5. Turco is a passionate leader and C5 will benefit from his forward-thinking perspective and influential business and personal network.”

Marty Turco said of the opportunity, “I am looking forward to serving as CEO in an organization where I am already deeply invested in its mission. I hope to make a significant impact in the Foundation’s future success as well as help improve the lives of young people."