REGINA, SK--(Marketwired - November 02, 2013) - Scotiabank today announced that Darren Whitehead from Prince Albert has been named Scotiabank Game Changer for the Roughriders 2013 Season at the final game of the regular season. He was recognized on the field during halftime of the game for the outstanding work that he has done in the community and awarded a $25,000 donation for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. He also won a trip for two to the 101st Grey Cup Game in Regina, along with other prizes.
"We want to congratulate Darren Whitehead for being named our Scotiabank Game Changer for the Roughriders 2013 season," said Bob Taylor, Scotiabank District Vice President, Saskatchewan South District. "This program means so much to us at Scotiabank as it shines a much deserved light on local heroes who devote themselves to helping others. Darren is truly inspiring and a great example of how one person can make a meaningful difference to the lives of people in their community. We look forward to having him join us here in Regina for the Grey Cup!"
For 30 years, Darren Whitehead served as a leader, mentor and coach to athletes with an intellectual disability, helping the development and growth of the Special Olympics. He has coached several medal winning floor hockey teams at the provincial, national and international levels. In 2013, he acted as an assistant coach to the gold medal winning Canadian floor hockey team at the World Games in Korea. As a referee, he has officiated 15 Provincials and was Referee in Chief for the three Special Olympic Canadian National games.
Darren Whitehead was selected as the 2013 Season Scotiabank Game Changer from a group of eight finalists who had each been named a Home-Game Scotiabank Game Changer earlier in the season and were awarded a $1,000 donation for their designated charity. Darren was selected as the favourite Game Changer based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel.
During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank has recognized a total of 24 Scotiabank Game Changers across sponsored CFL markets.
For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers.
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 $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
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