HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced that
Jessica Coriat from Aurora has been named the Scotiabank Game Changer
for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2013 Season at the final game of the
regular season. She was recognized on the field during the second half
of the game for the outstanding work that she has done in the community
and awarded $25,000 for the Toronto Rehab Foundation. She also won a
trip for two to the 101st Grey Cup Game in Regina, along with other prizes.
"We want to congratulate Jessica Coriat for being named our Scotiabank
Game Changer," said Ed Keohane, Scotiabank Senior Vice President,
Ontario Region. "This program means so much to us at Scotiabank as it
shines a much deserved light on local heroes who devote themselves to
helping others. Jessica is truly inspiring and a great example of how
one person can make a difference to the lives of people in their
At the age of 23, Jessica Coriat is dedicated to educating the public
about people living with disability and advocating on their behalf.
Born with cerebral palsy, she found the Toronto Rehab Foundation and
the LIFESpan program four years ago when she was unable to walk. Three
weeks into her new therapy, she was able to move her legs. She was
inspired to volunteer at the foundation three days a week, supporting
the families, staff and patients and encouraging the patients to engage
in their communities. In 2012, she was the top fundraiser for the
foundation in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge for the Scotiabank
Toronto Waterfront Marathon, raising $11,000.
Jessica Coriat was selected as the 2013 Season Scotiabank Game Changer
from a group of eight finalists who had each been named a Home-Game
Scotiabank Game Changer earlier in the season and were awarded a $1,000
donation for their designated charity. Jessica was selected as the
favourite Game Changer based on a combination of fan voting and a
During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank has recognized a total of 24
Scotiabank Game Changers across sponsored CFL markets.
Looking ahead, the top Game Changer for Saskatchewan will be announced
at the upcoming final regular season game for the Saskatchewan
Roughriders on November 2.
For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
Image with caption: "Aurora's Jessica Coriat is named the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2013 Season Scotiabank Game Changer at the final game of the regular season, where she was awarded a $25,000 donation for the Toronto Rehab Foundation. (CNW Group/Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131026_C7491_PHOTO_EN_32618.jpg
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
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