- Winner to Take Part in Wendy's Kick for a Million -
- 'Kickdown Playoff' airing live on TSN Broadband, Thursday at
3:30 p.m. ET -
- Wendy's Kick for a Million airing live on TSN, Friday during CFL on
TSN halftime show -
TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ -
Four randomly chosen Canadians will go toe-to-toe in a 'Kickdown Playoff'
tomorrow (Oct. 11), with the winner advancing to TSN's popular Wendy's Kick
for a Million contest.
The four participants will practice as a group with Toronto Argonauts'
kicker Noel Prefontaine for one hour prior to the 'Kickdown Playoff'.
Following the practice session with Prefontaine, each participant will attempt
a field goal from the 10-yard line. Those who are successful will move back
five yards for another attempt; those who are unsuccessful are eliminated. The
'Kickdown Playoff' continues until there is one participant remaining.
On Friday night (Oct. 12) during the halftime show of the Montreal @
Toronto CFL game on TSN, the winner of the 'Kickdown Playoff' will attempt
field goals ranging in distance from 20 to 50 yards, with lucrative prizes for
each successful kick. Should the participant make good on the 50-yard attempt,
he will win $1 million in a windfall one-time payout.
The 'Kickdown Playoff' will air live on TSN Broadband tomorrow (Oct. 11)
at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Wendy's Kick for a Million contest will air live on TSN on Friday
(Oct. 12) during the halftime show of the Montreal @ Toronto CFL game (game
begins at 7:30 p.m. ET).
'Kickdown Playoff' - Thursday, Oct. 11
- 2:15 p.m. ET (approx.) - Practice session with 4 participants and
Noel Prefontaine (immediately following Argos/Alouettes walk-throughs)
- 3:30 p.m. ET - 'Kickdown Playoff'; interviews immediately following
- Rogers Centre in Toronto
- Practice Session/'Kickdown Playoff' - Rogers Centre field
- Media entrance through Gate 3
- Rod Logan - Eastern Winner, 'Kickdown Playoff' Participant
- Adrian Kotekar - Ontario Winner 1, 'Kickdown Playoff' Participant
- Dave Thompson - Ontario Winner 2, 'Kickdown Playoff' Participant
- Andrew McLeod - Western Winner, 'Kickdown Playoff' Participant
(See "Bios" below)
Photo and interview opportunities will be available following 'Kickdown
Eastern Winner - Rod Logan; Age: 35; Height 5'8"; Weight: 175 pounds
Born in Halifax and now living in Dartmouth, N.S., Rod Logan is a big
sports fan who plays hockey, baseball and golf, and watches plenty of sports
on television. While he has never played football or soccer, the 35-year-old
enlisted the help of St. Mary's Huskies' football Special Teams Coordinator
Terry Baker, a former 16-year veteran of the CFL and two-time Grey Cup
champion, in an effort to get a leg-up on the competition. Rod works at the
Kwik Kopy Design and Print Centre in Halifax and is married with two young
sons (ages 3 and 1). He frequently enters contests, and submitted 55 entries
to the Wendy's Kick for a Million draw.
Ontario Winner 1 - Adrian Kotekar; Age: 29; Height: 5'9"; Weight:
Adrian follows the CFL and is an avid fan of the Argos. Born and raised
in Scarborough, ON, Adrian works in Information Technology for the LCBO in
Toronto, where one of his co-workers, Tyrone Eversley, was a former draft pick
of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and has given advice on how to prepare for the
big 'Kickdown Playoff'. While he doesn't play sports, Adrian, 29, watches his
fair share on television and was one of those watching TSN when Brian
Diesbourg won the $1 million grand prize in 2005. This is Adrian's first year
entering the Wendy's Kick for a Million draw. He entered once and used a
Wendy's Game Cup for 10 bonus entries. His mother is from Singapore and his
father is from India, where his cousin is Bollywood actress, Rakshitha.
Ontario Winner 2 - Dave Thompson; Age: 48; Height: 6'0"; Weight:
One day after his 48th birthday (Sept. 21), Dave got the present he was
hoping for, when TSN called to tell him he was randomly selected to take part
in Wendy's Kick for a Million. The Niagara Falls native, whose father was in
the Canadian Armed Forces and moved around a lot, was born in Vancouver and
has lived in four countries, five provinces and 12 different homes. Despite
all of the movement, Dave spent 10 years living in Winnipeg (age 14-24) and is
a die-hard Blue Bombers fan. While Dave hasn't played football since his
teens, he enlisted the help of former CFL kicker Dan Giancola, as well as his
son's high school football coach to prepare for the 'Kickdown Playoff'. Dave,
48, is married (for 21 years) and has a 17-year-old son. He currently works as
a line technician at GDX Vehicle Sealing, an automotive outsourcer in Welland,
ON. Dave has entered the Wendy's Kick for a Million contest in previous years,
and this year submitted a total of 267 entries.
Western Winner - Andrew McLeod; Age: 23; Height: 6'1"; Weight: 190 pounds
Andrew has football in his blood. His father, Craig McLeod, played two
seasons in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and
Andrew played football in high school. Born and raised in Edmonton, Andrew,
23, now lives in Burnaby, B.C, and is a diehard Vancouver Canucks fan and
proud supporter of the B.C. Lions. Andrew enjoys playing soccer and hockey and
is also an avid cyclist. He currently works in the photofinishing department
at a downtown Vancouver London Drugs drugstore. This is the first time Andrew
has entered Wendy's Kick for a Million, and he entered once, using a Wendy's
Game Cup for 10 bonus entries.
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