ARGOS HUDDLE UP BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM KICKS OFF 18TH YEAR

ARGOS HUDDLE UP BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM KICKS OFF 18TH YEAR

WHAT: The Toronto Argonauts will officially launch the 18th year of the club’s Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program presented by Tim Hortons on Thursday morning.

“Pinball” Clemons, Argos players, staff and cheerleaders will lead the assembly launch in educating youth on making positive choices by sharing personal stories that encourage, embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion. Focused on improving the well-being of students in the Greater Toronto Area, Huddle Up hopes to inspire students, build positive character and instill a positive sense of belonging and self-awareness.

Since launching in 2001, the program has seen over 50 Argos players involved and has reached over 600,000 students with empowering messages to prevent bullying. The Toronto Argonauts will visit over 40 elementary and secondary schools across the GTA from January to April.

Interview and photo opportunities available
Media are encouraged to RSVP attendance to Chris Balenovich no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 24

WHO:               James Wilder Jr., Matt Black and Tyler Holmes, Toronto Argonauts players

                        Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Toronto Argonauts alumnus and CFL legend

                        Jason Colero, Director of Education & Community Programs, Toronto Argonauts and Huddle Up Founder

                        Over one hundred Toronto elementary school students

WHEN:             Thursday, January 24, 2019

10:30 a.m.                    Media arrival

10:45 a.m.                    Assembly welcome (b-roll opportunity)

11:05 – 11:40 a.m.        Addresses from Jason Colero, Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Matt Black

11:45 a.m.                    Media availability & interview opportunities                                  

WHERE:           St. Pius X Catholic School, 71 Jane Street, Toronto ON, M6S 3Y3

 

Media Contacts:

Chris Balenovich, Toronto Argonauts, Chris.Balenovich@MLSE.com, (905) 933-5956

Nikk Kadbet, MLSE, Nikk.Kadbet@MLSE.com, (647) 919-6455

Pat Tari, St. Pius X Catholic School, Pasquale.tari@tcdsb.org, (416) 393-5237

 

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Chris Balenovich Manager, Communications, MLSE - Toronto Argonauts
Chris Balenovich Manager, Communications, MLSE - Toronto Argonauts
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