SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

April 23, 2015 10:00 ET

New award in honour of the late John Forzani will be the largest-ever gift to the University of Calgary Dinos

CFL Legend's legacy will live on in the form of contribution to student athletes

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - The Dinos 5th Quarter Association, together with the Forzani Group Foundation, the Flames Foundation for Life and the View West Foundation will make a special announcement in the name former Calgary Stampeders legend John Forzani. Forzani, a well-known Calgary athlete, entrepreneur, and sportsman passed away suddenly last October. Members of the Dinos 5th Quarter Association; the Forzani Group Foundation; the Calgary Dinos; the University of Calgary and View West Foundation will be on hand to speak to the media.

WHAT: Press conference to launch 'The John Forzani Memorial Athletic Awards'

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. MDT

WHERE: Hotel Arts, 119 12 Avenue Southwest, Galleria Room

WHO: Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Calgary

Greg Vavra, President, Dinos 5th Quarter Association

Linda Forzani, the Forzani Group Foundation

William (Bill) Turnbull, Director, View West Foundation

Ron Wuotila, Director - Athletics, University of Calgary

Wayne Harris Jr. - Head Coach, Dinos Football, University of Calgary

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