--Canada's own Freeze Out Bullying to be recognized at the Football Business Awards --
TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Freestyle Football Federation has been unveiled as one of the finalists for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility programs at the 2013 Football Business Awards. Alongside other leading names from the football world, the nominees included in this category are Albion in the Community, Aston Villa Football Club, Budweiser and the FA, Cardiff City Football Club, Liverpool Football Club and West Ham United Community Sports Trust.
The awards ceremony, currently in its second year and held at Chelsea Football Club on November 7th, is the leading awards ceremony celebrating the business of football. "We are extremely proud to be nominated for an award in this category. Freeze out Bullying is a program that has achieved massive success in North America and I hope this recognition will allow it to increase awareness of the sport and embed freestyle football within community development worldwide," explains Toronto native Steve Elias, Vice President of the Freestyle Football Federation.
FREEZE OUT BULLYING
Created by Toronto's own Steve Elias, Freeze Out Bullying is a school initiative that was launched by the North American operation of the Freestyle Football Federation. It reaches schools throughout Canada and the US using the power and attraction of Freestyle Football to educate 5 - 17 year olds on the dangers of bullying, whilst teaching some impressive skills with the football at the same time.
THE 2013 FOOTBALL BUSINESS AWARDS
Now in the second year the Football Business Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and acknowledge success in the business of football. The Awards recognize the essential role that business plays in football, the positive impact of football on the community. The Awards will be judged by an elite panel of 32 judges from the sport and business world, including West Ham United Football Club Vice-‐Chairman Karren Brady, Chelsea Football Club Chairman Bruce Buck and Chief Executive of the League Managers Association Richard Bevan. Director of the Awards, Simon Burton comments "Business and football are inextricably linked and on pitch performance needs to be matched by commercial achievement and acumen. Football clubs are economic drivers for their communities and football itself is one of the UK's greatest exports. The quality and diversity of the FBA entries never fails to inspire".
SOURCE: Ruby Tangerine
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