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March 08, 2012 15:47 ET

Travis Lulay Honours "International Women's Day" With $10,000 Donation

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2012) -

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BC Lions Quarterback and Grey Cup Champion, Travis Lulay gave back to his community today, providing Source's Women's Place with a $10,000 donation. As the recipient of the 2011 Gibson's Finest CFL Most Outstanding Player Award, Lulay received a $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice. Already an active member in the British Columbia community, Lulay presented Source's Women's Place with this honour in celebration of International Women's Day.

Formally known as the South Fraser Women's Services Society, Sources Women's Place provides free resources, support and counseling for women. The community supported event marked the launch of the official merger between Sources Community Resource Centres Society and South Fraser Women's Services Society.

"My wife, Kim has volunteered at South Fraser Women's Services since last July and I've learned a lot about the incredible support system they provide," says Lulay, Gibson's Finest CFL Most Outstanding Player. "Bringing awareness is what is really most important and I hope making this donation today on International Women's Day will help do that."

Lulay and the BC Lions are also involved with the Ending Violence Association of BC through their "Be More Than a Bystander" project. The campaign focuses on breaking the silence on violence against women.

"We are so pleased to honour our Most Outstanding Player of the Year with a donation to his chosen charity" says Carolyn McFarlane, International Marketing Manager of Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky. "Travis and his wife have a close relationship with Sources Women's Place and we are truly proud to support them on International Women's Day"

Denise Darrell, Executive Director of Sources Women's Place commented on the significance of the donation, stating "We are so incredibly thankful for this contribution from Mr. Lulay. Our organization has over 24,000 contacts with women every year through our counseling, daily hot lunches, legal advocacy and community services and we're so grateful that Travis has recognized our efforts."

The donation will allow Sources Women's Place to move forward with plans for a capital project that will create affordable housing for vulnerable seniors in the area.

About Sources Women's Place

South Fraser Women's Services Society offers a safe and confidential environment in which to connect with other women and access direct services, crisis peer support, professional counselling, legal information and advocacy, professional referrals and resources, facilitated support groups and educational opportunities.

Support for South Fraser Women's Services is derived from memberships, donations, fundraising, service clubs, government funding, Gaming and the United Way of Lower Mainland.

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