“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
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
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.email@example.com, (416) 393-5237