Hey there ALL Ticats Fans!
This is Leo Ezerins writing on the blog for the first time. My rookie experience so to speak. I am former Ticats, proud member of the 86 Grey Cup winning team, and privileged to be Executive Director of the CFL Alumni Association.
The CFL and Ticats Alumni will be holding a fundraiser before this weekend's game against perennial rival Blue Bombers.
We will be working on raising funds prior to the game Ticats Alumni and family will be posted around the stadium gates. They will be offering commemorative pennants for a $10 donation to the CFL Alumni Dire Needs Fund. The Dire Needs Fund financially assists former players and their families in time of need as a result of medical challenges. To help the guys who helped build our great League. This is a chance to help support these guys or should I say OUR guys since we are all part of the same family. A chance to show you care and to give a thank you directly. As you know the Alumni give back a great deal to the community...we are humbly asking for your direct support to some less fortunate former players.
WE are asking for a minimum donation of $10. In return you will receive a beautiful commemorative pennant.
Some of the former players who will be lending a hand will include Ben Zambiasi, Bernie Ruoff, Brian Hutchings, Jason Riley, Lee Knight, Bonk, Glen Timlock and current Alumni President Dave Lane, and me. The guys will be positioned at each of the gates starting around 5:30 PM.
These guys will join members of the 1972 Grey Cup winning team which will include Angelo Mosca, Tony Gabriel, Chuck Ealey, Bob Richardson, Bob Krouse, Gary Inskeep, Gerry Sternberg, Ian Sunter, Jim Papai, Dick Wesolowski, Mark Kosmos, and Bruce Smith. The 72 guys will be seated inside the stadium and available for autographing the pennants.
Every team and Alumni across the League have committed to a similar fundraiser.
We would like to thank the Hamilton Tiger Cats for their support especially Bob Young, Scott Mitchell and Mark Bowden.
Fire back any questions and I will do my best to get back to you....Eat'em Raw! Leo Ezerins #72