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Eskimos Distribute $45K to CDMFA

02/15/2018, 5:45pm MST
By Webmaster

Len Rhodes gives away $840,000.00 in 7 minutes.

The Edmonton Eskimos in a press conference given by Len Rhodes, have announced that they have donated, in partnership with Belairdirect 50/50, a total of $840,000.00 to community and amateur Football in Northern Alberta.

In terms of the Edmonton Junior Football, the Husky's have received $225k, the Wildcats $225k and Football Alberta $145k.

Out of the Football Alberta portion, $25k is earmarked for JP Bowl renovations and $20k is earmarked for the CDMFA to be broken down into 2 segments:

1. $10k for coaching development
2. $10k earmarked to start a tackle 7 on 7 program in the Edmonton area.

Neil Gerritsen, President of the CDMFA, had the following to say when told of the donation:"We have a very positive relationship with the Eskimos and are very fortunate for this support . On behalf of the CDMFA I want to thank the Eskimos for this support . We are very fortunate they recognize the good things going on in the CDMFA. We look forward to developing these projects in the coming year."

The U of A Golden Bears received $110k, and an additional $100k seed monies to create the U of A Golden Bears endowment fund.

The Eskimos Alumni Association also received $35k to support the many football initiatives they fund in Edmonton and northern Alberta.

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE

 

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