- Short of a Million but takes home a $25,000 Future Shop Gift Card -
- Footage of halftime show available on satellite feed; coordinates
TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Vosburgh, an IT
specialist from Calgary successfully split the uprights from 20 yards as part
of TSN's Wendy's Kick for a Million contest to win a $25,000 Future Shop Gift
Card. The big event took place earlier tonight at halftime during TSN's live
coverage of the CFL on TSN: Wendy's Friday Night Football game featuring B.C.
@ Toronto at Rogers Centre.
Vosburgh attempted field goals ranging in distance from 20 to 50 yards,
with lucrative prizes awarded for each successful kick. Had Vosburgh
successfully kicked the 50-yard field goal, he would have pocketed $1 million
cash in a one-time payout. Had he successfully kicked the 40-yard field goal
he would have won $100,000 and if he hit the 30-yard field goal he would have
taken home a new Gridiron Edition Nissan Titan.
By kicking the 20-yard field goal, Vosburgh also sent three randomly
chosen fans at the game to the 2008 Grey Cup in Montreal, which will air on
TSN on November 23. Wilbert Headley (Toronto), Edward Starczewski (Toronto)
and Jay Bodnar (Mississauga) each received a trip for two to Montreal for the
At 5'5" and 150 lbs., Vosburgh, a team leader in the IT department at
AltaGas Income Trust, was randomly chosen from more than 2.8 million total
entries - the most ever in the four-year history of TSN's international
award-winning million-dollar giveaway, Wendy's Kick for a Million. Vosburgh
defeated Omar Kassim of Kitchener, ON, in the promotion's semifinal event
yesterday at Rogers Centre to advance to tonight's finale.
Born in Toronto and now living in Calgary for more than 30 years,
Vosburgh is a huge fan of the Stampeders and has proudly owned Stamps season
tickets for the past 15 years. He enlisted the help of Stampeders kicker and
former CFL Outstanding Special Teams Player Sandro DeAngelis. Vosburgh
currently lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.
Tonight's event wraps up TSN's fourth annual Wendy's Kick for a Million
contest - one of TSN's most popular fan contests ever. This year's promotion
received more than 2.8 million total entires, up 153% from the 1.8 million
received last year, and is 14 times more than the number of entries received
in 2005 - the contest's inaugural year, which saw 25-year-old mechanical
engineer Brian Diesbourg of Belle River, ON, split the uprights from 50 yards
to win the $1 million grand prize.
Footage of the CFL on TSN Halftime Show and Vosburgh's kicks will be
available Friday (Oct. 3) from 22:00 to 22:30 ET. The coordinates are as
- Anik F2C 5B (analog)
- Downlink frequency: 3900 (V)
- Audio: 6.2 / 6.8 mhz
- Local Toronto broadcasters can access this feed at Toronto TOC. Pegad
has been left to connect to CFTO Tx11
- Uplink: Dome Distribution 416-332-7066
Wendy's International, Inc. is one of the world's most successful
restaurant operating and franchising companies with more than 6,300 Wendy's
Old Fashioned Hamburger Restaurants in North America.
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