MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Former Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo cordially invites the media to attend a press conference on Oct. 29 at 11:15 a.m. at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, located at 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal.
Calvillo will serve as honorary chair of the 28th annual Shrine Bowl Canada football game, featuring the McGill Redmen visiting the Concordia Stingers. Kickoff is scheduled for this Saturday (Nov. 1) at 1 p.m. at Concordia Stadium, 7200, Sherbrooke Street W.
The event, co-organized by the Dollard-des-Ormeaux based Karnak Shriners and both football teams, has raised close to $900,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada since the inaugural game in 1987.
Coaches Patrick Boies (McGill) and Mickey Donovan (Concordia) will be on hand, accompanied by a number of their players and their respective school mascots. Shrine Bowl Canada's honorary king and queen will also be introduced, namely 15-year-old Jeffrey Beausoleil and 12-year-old Aurélie Grandchamps, both hospital patients. After the formal part of the press conference, the players, coaches and officials will tour the hospital.
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada is a pioneer in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and offers specialized care in pediatric orthopedics. This year, the benefits from the event will support the construction project of the new hospital which will open its doors in the fall of 2015.
SOURCE: Hôpital Shriners pour enfants (Canada)
For further information: Gemma Bélanger, Information Officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada, [email protected],514-282-7222; Catherine Grace, Sports Info Officer, Concordia University, [email protected], 514-848-2424 poste 3862; Earl Zukerman, Sports Info Officer, McGill University, [email protected], 514-398-7012