EDMONTON, AB – On Friday, November 23, over 200 local Jumpstart kids aged 8-12 will participate in a football skills session led by 10 current CFL players at the Edmonton Soccer Dome. Upon arrival, the kids will be greeted by the Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mark’s Jumpstart Champion Trevor Kapetz and the Grey Cup. Following a brief chat 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 along with how to celebrate a touchdown. The session will last for one hour and will conclude with an autograph and photo session.

WHAT:                        Over 200 Jumpstart kids aged 8-12 years old will have an experience of a lifetime as they participate in football drills led by CFL players

WHEN:                       Friday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE:                     Edmonton Soccer Dome

3105 101 St SW

Edmonton, Alta. T6X 1A1

WHO:                          Ten current CFL players:

  • Mike Reilly, Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos
  • Ryan King, Long Snapper, Edmonton Eskimos
  • Justin Sorenson, Offensive Lineman, Edmonton Eskimos
  • Matt O’Donnell, Offensive Lineman, Edmonton Eskimos
  • Charleston Hughes, Defensive Lineman, Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • SJ Green, Wide Receiver, Toronto Argonauts
  • James Wilder Jr., Running Back, Toronto Argonauts
  • Henoc Muamba, Linebacker, Montreal Alouettes
  • Alex Bazzie, Defensive Lineman, Edmonton Eskimos
  • Naaman Roosevelt, Wide Receiver, Saskatchewan Roughriders

Over 200 kids aged 8-12 from local schools

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism

Trevor Kapetz, Jumpstart Champion, Mark’s

Photo opportunities include:

  • The Grey Cup
  • Group photo with kids/CFL players/Grey Cup/ Honourable Ricardo Miranda
  • Honourable Ricardo Miranda 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.

Clare Hutchinson

Communications Coordinator, Canadian Football League

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