pinball will be on cityTV tomorrow, ( thursday ) at 12:30pm discussing the Argos ‘stop the violence’.

At a media conference today at Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto, the Toronto Argonauts Football Club unveiled the 2006 action plan for its Stop The Violence – We Are Toronto initiative. A multi-faceted plan, including a commitment to raise another $500,000 by the end of 2006, Stop The Violence will focus on awareness, mentorship and education. The Foundation awarded $100,000 in grants to four community-based organizations which are committed to ending gun and gang violence in the GTA. Leave Out ViolencE, the Ontario Gang Investigators Association, the Violence Intervention Program and Project Peace all received $25,000 in funding. Details on each of these organizations are attached.

The Toronto Police Association was acknowledged as one of the Foundation’s Founding Community Partners. “We are extremely pleased to be involved with the Toronto Argonauts,� said Dave Wilson, President of the Toronto Police Association. “The team has demonstrated great determination in tackling the issue of violence in our city and we are privileged to be part of their game plan.�

Head Coach Michael “Pinball� Clemons summed up the day, “Today is about you. Whoever you are. Wherever you are. We want you to understand unequivocally that you are important, significant and special. Members of the sporting community, the corporate community, public service, the clergy and community leaders alike are all present here today to confirm this absolute truth. Toronto is a team in which we all have equal rights to play, to excel, and to win. Together with our partners across Toronto, especially the corporate community, we at Stop The Violence are committed to ensuring that every player on Team Toronto feels important and empowered.�

good PR for the CFL and good for Pinball, the guy that almost has the same last name as me, but were not related.