November 7, 2012

Edmonton’s Curtis Hargrove in the running for $100,000 charity prize

Edmonton, AB (11/xx/2012) – Edmonton’s Curtis Hargrove has been named a Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist for his passion and dedication fundraise for sick kids in Edmonton by running across Canada. Curtis will be recognized on-field at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto where he could win $100,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.

“On this run I’ve seen my fair share of ups and downs — I’ve been arrested and I’ve been in and out of the hospital –but it’s nothing like what these kids go through,” said Curtis Hargrove. “These kids are fighting every day for their life and I’m doing this because I want these kids to have the best care they can get. The $100,000 would benefit them, and the money would help fund new programs and help them get the best care possible.”

About Curtis:

•    Curtis is currently running across Canada with the hope of raising $1,000,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
•    Curtis started his run in Saint John, Newfoundland and will finish in Victoria, BC.
•    He has been fundraising and working with charities his whole life, and has always shown a deep level of compassion for those in need.
•    Curtis believes, “you can do anything you put your mind to” and he passes along these words to anyone looking to get involved.

Curtis is one of eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists, one for every CFL market. The Scotiabank National Game Changer will be announced during the game and broadcast on TSN during the 100th Grey Cup on November 25, 2012.

“There are extraordinary people who do outstanding things for causes in our community every single day,” said Chris Bruce, Scotiabank’s District Vice President, Edmonton Region. “The Scotiabank Game Changer program has recognized dozens of community heroes over the course of the CFL season, and now Canadians have the chance to vote for a winner. We encourage everyone to go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and vote today for the Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist of their choice.”

The winner will be chosen by an all-star jury panel comprised of Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Mark Cohon – Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Stewart Johnston – President, TSN, and Scotiabank’s Anatol von Hahn, and through public voting between October 29, 2012 and November 20, 2012.For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program and to vote, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Football League and is the Official Bank of the CFL, 100th Grey Cup Festival, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

About the Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League is our league. The Grey Cup is our national championship and Canada’s largest annual single sporting event. We are proudly preparing for the 100th Grey Cup in 2012. The celebration will span the country and culminate in a tremendous festival and game in Toronto this November. We invite all Canadians to be a part of it.