A local hero from Hamilton could receive a $100,000 donation for their community efforts to the charity of their choice at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto
HAMILTON, ON, Aug. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Scotiabank wants you to help uncover local community heroes in Hamilton by nominating a Scotiabank Game Changer today. With the Hamilton Tiger-Cats season underway, more than 25 Scotiabank Game Changers have already been recognized across Canada, but there is still time to send local heroes from Hamilton into the spotlight by visiting www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and submitting a nomination.
"Scotiabank Game Changers gives people the opportunity to look into the heart of their communities and find individuals who make a difference everyday," said Shawn Goddard, Scotiabank's District Vice President, Hamilton and Niagara District. "The success of the Scotiabank Game Changers so far this season has been tremendous, with dozens of community game changers recognized in CFL markets across Canada. We know there are so many people who are doing great things in their community, and that's why we're asking people to keep the momentum alive and nominate someone today."
Over the course of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats season, Scotiabank will recognize nine Scotiabank Game Changers at home games. With four already recognized this season, there's still time left to get in the game and nominate a friend, neighbour, spouse, cousin - anyone who is making a positive impact. Nominating is easy, just visit www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and tell us about someone who is doing great things.
Take a look at the Scotiabank Game Changers who have already been recognized:
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS SCOTIABANK GAME CHANGERS
Amalee Lavigne, STAND Canada, June 29, 2012
Amalee began working with STAND Canada when she was in high school and is currently on the STAND Canada National Team and is the director of the High School Chapter. Since its founding in 2005, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth led anti-genocide advocacy and activism. Amalee mentors young students to become leaders and always goes above and beyond as role model for today's youth. Amalee continuously demonstrates great leadership qualities in everything she does, and is dedicated to helping young individuals who wish to follow in her footsteps.
Tina Turner, Guelph Minor Football Association, July 14, 2012
Tina has been fundraising, volunteering, and working with the Guelph Minor Football Association (GMFA) for more than 26 years, and has been an integral part of the league's success. Tina was first introduced to the GMFA when her son, Michael, started to play football. Instantly, Tina wanted to find out how she could become more involved. Over the years, Tina has expanded her role within the organization and is now the Executive Director of the league. Despite financial setbacks and numerous challenges, Tina was able to not only save the league, but also help it expand. Tina has helped the GMFA grow from a league of two teams and 60 players to a league of 16 teams and over 450 players.
Steve Gillon, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, July 21, 2012
Steven threw his first fundraiser in 2009, and eventually this grew into his own fundraising company, High Fives 2 Save Lives. Through Steve's leadership and positive outlook, High Fives 2 Save Lives is a light-hearted organization which aims to have fun while helping people. Steve has hosted small video game tournaments, movie nights, and small fundraiser parties with live bands. Through all of these fundraiser events, he gives back to the Hamilton Health Sciences, which has helped educate and raise awareness about both Heart Disease and Cancer.
Patrick Armstrong, Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund, August 9, 2012
Patrick has taken on the role of Executive Director of The Dave Mounsey Foundation, created in 2009 in memory of Dave Mounsey, a fellow OPP officer and close friend of Patrick's. The Dave Mounsey Foundation collects donations and purchases defibrillators, and then donates them to churches, school, and legions in the name of other fallen EMS, firefighters, police officers, or military men and women. Patrick also does the day-to-day management and organizes fundraising events. Patrick's passion and leadership have significantly helped the company grow over the past few years.
These game-changing finalists have a shot at becoming a National Game Changer Finalist. That means they could win a game-changing sum of $100,000 for the registered charity or non-profit organization of choice at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto.
"Scotiabank Game Changers is a great way for fans and non-fans alike to get out in their community and recognize individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of others by creating bright futures," said Peter Dyakowski, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Offensive Lineman. "Every game, we see the dedication that Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans have to our team and we know there are local game changers who are dedicated to their community in the same way. I encourage people to get out and nominate, or vote for, a Scotiabank Game Changer so we can celebrate those people, just as we celebrate this great game."
TIME IS TICKING DOWN
There's still time on the clock to nominate, or vote for, a Scotiabank Game Changer. Over the course of the 2012 CFL regular season, nine Scotiabank Game Changers will be selected in Hamilton and be rewarded for making a difference in their communities. They will receive:
- $1,000 to the cause or charity of the Scotiabank Game Changer's choice
- Online recognition at ScotiabankGameChangers.com
- Broadcast recognition at select games on TSN
TSN will also highlight select Scotiabank Game Changers in National broadcasts throughout the regular season.
SCOTIABANK GAME CHANGERS PLAY BY PLAY
During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank is recognizing 72 Regional Game Changers in all CFL team markets and providing them with a $1,000 donation to the registered charity or registered non-profit organization of their choice. At the end of the regular season, from the 72 Regional Game Changers, eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists will be selected and provided a VIP trip to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto. Of those finalists, one will be selected as the National Game Changer and will receive a $100,000 donation to the registered charity or registered non-profit organization of their choice to be presented at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto on November 25, 2012. CFL fans can nominate and vote for Scotiabank Game Changers to help choose the initiative that will receive $100,000.
For more information on how to nominate a Scotiabank Game Changer, to vote for a Scotiabank Game Changer and for full contest rules, please visit www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers
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