EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - With the football season about to kick off, Scotiabank is proud to announce the start of another year of the Scotiabank Game Changers program and encourages everyone to nominate community heroes they want to see recognized during the Edmonton Eskimos regular season.
Scotiabank Game Changers will be recognized and awarded $1,000 for the registered charity or non-profit cause of their choice at the first eight Eskimos regular home games this season. Scotiabank will also provide a $25,000 donation to the selected Scotiabank Game Changer finalist at the last home game of the year.
"Scotiabank Game Changers allows us to put a much deserved spotlight on people who generously give their time and talents to make their communities a better place," said Michael Wilson, Scotiabank District Vice President, Edmonton District. "We have recognized some great Game Changers in past seasons. We are looking forward to discovering even more local heroes and helping support the causes that mean the most to them. I want to encourage people to nominate someone today."
Throughout the regular season, fan voting and a jury panel will help decide home game Scotiabank Game Changers. Towards the end of the regular season, fans will have the chance to vote for their favourite Scotiabank Game Changer, and based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel, the winner will receive $25,000 for their designated charity.
WHO IS AN ELIGIBLE 'SCOTIABANK GAME CHANGER' RECEIVER?
Scotiabank Game Changer candidates must demonstrate leadership and community involvement within one of the six Scotiabank Bright Future Philanthropic Pillars: Health, Education, Social Services, Arts, Sports and Environment. Judging criteria for the Scotiabank Game Changer selection is based on:
For more information on how to nominate a Scotiabank Game Changer, to vote for a Scotiabank Game Changer and for full contest rules, please visit www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ScotiabankGameChangers and follow us on Twitter at @Scotiafootball #sbgamechangers.
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
About the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club is the most successful franchise of the Canadian Football League modern era. Founded in 1949, the team, known for their Green and Gold colours, are 13-time Grey Cup champions, including the historic five-in-a-row from 1978 to 1982. Through our unwavering commitment to integrity, accessibility and passion, the Edmonton Eskimos deliver a sports and entertainment experience worthy of the City of Champions. As a community-owned team, we strive to make a positive and meaningful impact in the community and are committed to the development of amateur football across Northern Alberta.