MEDIA ADVISORY: 170 Jumpstart kids take to the field with CFL Players

(TORONTO) November 25th, 2016– 170 local Jumpstart kids aged 11 and 12 will participate in a football skills session led by 10 CFL players at Varsity Stadium today. Upon arrival, the kids will be greeted by mascots and cheerleaders from various CFL teams followed by a group photo with the Grey Cup. The kids will then break out into groups where they will be led through a variety of drills, including learning how to properly throw and catch a football. The session will last for 40 minutes and will conclude with an autograph and photo session.


 170 Jumpstart kids aged 11 and 12 years old will have an experience of a lifetime as they participate in football drills led by CFL players


Friday, Nov. 25 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Varsity Stadium                               

299 Bloor Street W *Please note the entrance to the stadium is off of Devonshire Place

Toronto, ON                         


Ten current CFL players:

o   Rob Bagg, wide receiver, Saskatchewan Roughriders

o   Justin Medlock, kicker/punter, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

o   Andrew Harris, running back, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

o   Spencer Moore, fullback, Saskatchewan Roughriders

o   Chad Owens, wide receiver, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

o   Manny Arceneaux, wide receiver, BC Lions

o   Matt Black, defensive back, Toronto Argonauts

o   Marco Iannuzzi, wide receiver, BC Lions

o   John Bowman, defensive end, Montreal Alouettes

o   Matt Vonk, offensive lineman, Saskatchewan Roughriders

170 kids aged 11 and 12 from a local school

Rick White, President, Mark’s

Marco Di Buono, Vice President, Jumpstart

David Lui, Vice President Marketing, Mark’s


Photo opportunities include: The Grey Cup, kids throwing footballs, CFL players interacting with kids, local kids participating in sport


Jumpstart is a national charity that helps children from financially disadvantaged families in Canada participate in organized sport and physical activity by covering the costs of registration, equipment and/or transportation.

If you’re out at the Grey Cup Festival this weekend, check out the Mark’s obstacle course to test your football skills!


Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

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