Over 130 Jumpstart kids take to the field with CFL Players and Ottawa Mayor

OTTAWA – On Friday, November 24, over 130 local Jumpstart kids aged 8-14 will participate in a football skills session led by 10 current CFL players at the RA Centre. Upon arrival, the kids will be greeted by Mayor Jim Watson, Jumpstart president Scott Fraser and the Grey Cup. Following a brief discussion about the importance of healthy living, the kids will 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 one hour and will conclude with an autograph and photo session.

WHAT:                        Over 130 Jumpstart kids aged 8- 14 years old will have an experience of a lifetime as they participate in football drills led by CFL players

WHEN:                       Friday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to noon


RA Centre              
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7


WHO:                          Ten current CFL players:

  • John Bowman, Defensive End, Montreal Alouettes
  • Kyries Hebert, Linebacker, Montreal Alouettes
  • Andrew Harris, Running Back, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Manny Arceneaux, Slotback, BC Lions
  • Diontae Spencer, Wide Receiver, Ottawa Redblacks
  • Sam Giguère, Wide Receiver, Montreal Alouettes   
  • Adarius Bowman, Slotback, Edmonton Eskimos
  • Greg Ellingson, Wide Receiver, Ottawa Redblacks
  • Matt Nichols, Quarterback, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Stanley Bryant, Offensive Lineman, Winnipeg Blue Bombers         

Over 130 kids aged 8-14 from local community groups
Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
Scott Fraser, President, Jumpstart
David Lui, VP Marketing, Mark’s

***Photo opportunities include:

  • The Grey Cup
  • Group photo with kids/players/Grey Cup/ Mayor Jim Watson
  • Mayor Jim Watson playing with kids/throwing football
  • 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.

Lucas Barrett

Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Football League

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