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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 —


The Toronto Argonauts Football Club, in partnership with the Canadian Safe School Network, is proud to celebrate the conclusion of the 17th year of the Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons, with the club’s annual Huddle Up Leadership Committee Summit this Wednesday, May 9, at MLSE LaunchPad.

The Huddle Up Leadership Committee Summit will unite Argonauts players and cheerleaders with 300 high school and elementary students who attended a Huddle Up presentation during the 2017-18 academic year. Argonauts players who had an integral role in the Huddle Up Program will also attend.

The Summit is an opportunity for students from different schools to share a year-end celebration with Argos players, cheerleaders and staff. The day's programming includes an opportunity for the committee to share ideas, an information session for teachers hosted by PrevNET and a number of team-building exercises for the committee's students.



Argonauts Players

Matt Black, Defensive Back (Keynote)

Jamal Campbell, Offensive Lineman

Declan Cross, Fullback

Tyler Holmes, Offensive Lineman

Cleyon Laing, Defensive Lineman

Shawn Lemon, Defensive Lineman

Nakas Onyeka, Linebacker

Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program

Jason Colero, Director, Education, Community & Alumni Programs (Toronto Argonauts)

300 Students/Program Participants


**Interview and Photo opportunities available**


Huddle Up Leadership Committee Summit
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time Activity
10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Introductions and keynote by Matt Black
10:35 to 11:35 a.m.

Breakout sessions with students and players

  • Lessons on teamwork and self-confidence
10:35 to 11:15 a.m. Teachers' info session on bullying prevention strategies, hosted by PrevNET
11:20 to 11:45 a.m. Closing remarks and group photo
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Players and spokespeople available for media interviews           



MLSE Launchpad
259 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ont. M5B 2C2

Charzie Abendanio PR Specialist, Communications at MLSE
Jacob Dearlove Manager, Communications & Content at Toronto Argonauts Football Club