A local hero from Saskatchewan could receive a $100,000 donation for their community efforts to the charity of their choice at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto
REGINA, Aug. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Scotiabank wants you to help uncover local community heroes in Saskatchewan by nominating a Scotiabank Game Changer today. With the Saskatchewan Roughriders season underway, more than 25 Scotiabank Game Changers have already been recognized across Canada, but there is still time to send local heroes from Saskatchewan 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 Bob Taylor, Scotiabank's District Vice President, South Saskatchewan 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 Roughrider season, Scotiabank will recognize nine Scotiabank Game Changers at home games. With four already nominated 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:
Saskatchewan Roughriders Scotiabank Game Changers
Jacqueline Tisher, Hope's Home, July 8, 2012
Jacqueline worked in pediatric and neonatal intensive care for 13 years before starting Hope's Home out of her house. When Jacqueline's daughter was born, she spent the first year and a half of her life in the hospital in and out of intensive care. Once her daughter's medical condition improved and she was sent home, Jacquie found it difficult to find people with the necessary qualifications to take care of her daughter while she was working. Jacqueline saw a gap in service for children who required additional medical support, and the idea for Hope's Home was created. Hope's Home now has a full time staff including nurses, early childhood educators, developmental workers, occupational, speech and physical therapists that support 60 children in Regina.
Sharla and Kim Folk, Chris Knox Foundation, July 14, 2012
Sharla and Kim's son, Chris Knox, passed away from cancer, after an amazing trip to see the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the sold out Labour Day Classic. When Rider fans caught wind of his story they rallied together to raise over $100,000 to send Chris and 10 other children to see the Riders in the Grey Cup, in Toronto. Chris had a dream that other young people like him would have the opportunity to create similar happy memories. Sharla and Kim who had lost their other son Dustin in a car accident, banded together to form the Chris Knox Foundation. The Chris Knox Foundation has two different places set up in Saskatchewan, one in Saskatoon and another in Regina. It helps send these young people to a football games and rock concerts.
Bill Wyatt, Carlyle Minor Ball Association, July 28, 2012
Bill sits on the Minor Ball Board and is the Umpire Supervisor. Over the past years Bill has played a tremendous role growing the minor ball association and training umpires in the community. Living in a small town just outside of Carlyle, Bill was constantly getting phone calls from teams wanting him to umpire. Recognizing a need for umpires in the community, Bill decided that he would take it upon himself to organize the whole process. He then started hosting clinics and recruiting kids to get involved in umpiring.
Beyond hosting clinics and organizing the umpires, Bill is a mentor and coach for all of the young kids who are beginning to umpire. He believes that they don't just become better umpires, but they become better people as well. It teaches them responsibility, and helps with both their self-esteem and their confidence.
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 Keith Shologan, Saskatchewan Roughriders' Defensive Tackle. "Every game, we see the dedication that Saskatchewan Roughriders 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 Saskatchewan 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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