Boston Pizza hosting annual “Eskimo for a Day” Contest

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64 Lucky Youth to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos

EDMONTONJuly 12, 2018 /CNW/ – If you’re looking for weekend visuals, look no further. On Saturday, July 14, 2018, 64 football-loving youth will be signing one-day contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos. An annual event hosted by Boston Pizza, these local youngsters will hit the field at Commonwealth Stadium to take part in a realistic “try out” and contract signing experience. In addition to autographs and a group photo, the kids will participate in fun football “try out” drills with some of their favourite players.

“Giving back to our local communities has always been a focus for Boston Pizza; working with the Edmonton Eskimos again felt like a natural fit,” says Jenna Bull, Marketing Manager for Sports Program & Sponsorships. “It’s going to be a fantastic day – we’re very excited to give these up-and-coming local all-stars the chance to join the Eskimos organization.”

Media are invited to come down to the Commonwealth Stadium on July 14th at 10:00am to film, photograph and interview the Edmonton Eskimos’ newest players. Interview opportunities are also available with a Boston Pizza representative and Edmonton Eskimos players, including Shaquille CooperMason WoodsBryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher.

What:

Filming, photo, interview opportunity with 64 youth selected by Boston Pizza to sign one-day contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos. Visuals shot by the Edmonton Eskimos will also be available for b-roll use upon request.

Who:

Youth and their families, Edmonton Eskimos players including Shaquille Cooper, Mason Woods, Bryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher. Interview opportunities are available with a Boston Pizza representative and an Edmonton Eskimos spokesperson.

When:

Saturday, July 14, 10:00am to 1:00pm (MT)

Full Schedule:

9:00-9:45AM:

Winners, Eskimos team to arrive at the stadium (Gate 2, SW Corner)

Registration will commence once all have arrived; winners will then receive their jersey and head to field

10:00-10:45AM:

Winners to take part in realistic “try out,” performing drills with Shaquille Cooper, Mason Woods, Bryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher on the field, cycling through four stations

10:45-11:15AM:

Winners will receive a group photo with Shaquille Cooper, Mason Woods, Bryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher on the field and have a chance to get their autographs

11:15AM-1:00PM:

Winners and the Eskimos team members will head back to the Quarterback Club (NE Corner) for a special Boston Pizza lunch and to sign their contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos

Where:

Edmonton Eskimos’ Commonwealth Stadium 

11000 Stadium Rd

Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2

(Meet at Gate 2, SW Corner of Stadium)

SOURCE Boston Pizza International

For further information: and as point of contact on the day, please contact: Sean Megna, Sports Programs and Sponsorship Intern, Boston Pizza International Inc., E: MegnaS@bostonpizza.com; Siobhan McCarthy, FleishmanHillard High Road for Boston Pizza International Inc., E: SiobhanMcCarthy@fhhighroad.com