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

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

Friday, November 25, 2016 — (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.

WHAT

 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

WHEN: 

Friday, Nov. 25 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:                

Varsity Stadium                               

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

Toronto, ON                         

WHO:                          

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!

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Contact us

Christina Bullock
Paulo Senra

Director, Communications

Canadian Football League

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