Wednesday, November 25, 2015 — WINNIPEG – After a successful season with CFL Community initiatives, the momentum will continue into Grey Cup Week in Winnipeg.
After a season that saw CFL players volunteer over 4,000 hours, which had them mentor more than 10,000 students and another 6,000 young athletes, their initiatives raised more than $300,000 and over 720,000 lbs. of food donated to communities all across the country.
CFL Community will be in full force this week during Canada's largest single-day sporting event, the Grey Cup. Beginning November 26th until the 28th, the MacDon Fan Experience and Family Zone located at the University of Winnipeg Health & RecPlex, will be hosting several CFL Community activities.
Throughout the week, CFL Community will host Purolator Tackle Hunger as they collect donations for the local food bank, Winnipeg Harvest. For every three items of non-perishable food donated, each fan will be able to enter their name into a draw to win a pair of Grey Cup tickets and a VIP game day experience. All donations will go to the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank and the winner will be selected on November 28th at 5pm CT. Full details on the food drive contest can be viewed on the CFL Community website here.
As well, CFL Trivia will take place each day from 1:30pm CT – 8:00pm CT, with fans having the opportunity to win CFL prizes if they can answer two questions correctly without knocking down the CFL Trivia block tower.
On game day, the celebration will move to Investors Group Field for the Grey Cup Tailgate. Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Langley, BC native Graig Newman will be cutting his hair that he has grown for two years to donate to ‘Locks of Love’. Newman is also raising money for the Dream Factory throughout the month of November. Fans can donate to his ‘Cuts for Cancer’ page here.
This Sunday's 103rd Grey Cup presented by Shaw can be seen live beginning at 6 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS in Canada, ESPN2 in the United States, Pacific Rim and the Caribbean, ESPN on BT Sport in the UK and Ireland and via YouTube in almost every major country, with the exception of China.
The Grey Cup will also be streamed live on ESPN Play in Mexico, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean, ESPN3.com in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and WatchESPN in Brazil. Additionally, the Grey Cup will be available on tape delay in Brazil via ESPN+ (December 1 at 12:30 p.m. US ET) and in Australia and New Zealand on ESPN (November 30 at 5 a.m. US ET and December 1 at 11:30 a.m. US ET).
.@CFLCommunity has a number of fun ways for fans to give back over #GreyCup Week: https://t.co/yvdfb1ePnm— CFL_PR 2015-11-25 20:10:42