September 28, 2003
Rider Legends Set Record With Catch For KidSport™
A group of Saskatchewan Roughrider Legends helped to set a new record at Taylor Field
today - and in doing so helped to build futures for Saskatchewan children.
During half-time at Taylor Field, former Roughriders Don Narcisse, Roger Aldag, Cleveland
Vann, Jim Hopson, Bob Poley, Greg Fieger, Garner Ekstran, Larry Dumelie, Ron Cherkas, Dan Farthing, Brooks
Findlay and Robert Mimbs took part in "Line Up with the Legends" and helped 12 corporate teams raise more
than $27,000 for the 2003 SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ program.
That brings the total for this year's Catch for KidSport™ campaign to more than $40,000 -
surpassing last year's record setting campaign - with three more games left in the Saskatchewan
Roughriders regular season.
"The money raised by these Rider Legends and the corporations which participated in 'Line
Up with the Legends' will be a tremendous help to the KidSport™ organization, and to thousands of kids
right across this province," said Ron Clark, President and CEO, SaskEnergy. "These former Roughriders
remember how sports helped shape them into the people they are today - and they know that through their
support, KidSport™ is making children's' dreams come true."
For the "Line Up with the Legends" challenge, the Roughrider Legends each lead a team in a
race through an obstacle course set up on the Taylor Field turf at half-time during the Saskatchewan
Roughrider-Toronto Argonauts game. The teams have spent the past few months collecting pledges for the
"On behalf of KidSport™ kids throughout the province, I thank all those who supported this
challenge, including the Legends, corporate teams and SaskEnergy. It is through these types of activities
that all kids in Saskatchewan can have the opportunity to play sports and grow as individuals," said Jim
Fink, Chair of KidSport™ Saskatchewan.
Throughout the Roughriders 2003 CFL Season, SaskEnergy will is donating $25 per Roughrider
field goal, $25 per offensive pass completion and $100 per touchdown to KidSport™ Saskatchewan.
All funds raised through the Catch for KidSport™ program will go directly to KidSport™
Saskatchewan, a charity that helps children from families facing financial obstacles to participate in
community sports programs around the province. Last year the program had its most successful year ever,
raising $35,499.58 that enabled almost 500 kids to participate in sports programs. Since the program's
inception in 1998 by Don Narcisse and SaskEnergy, over $104,000 has been raised, which has helped 1431
children in Saskatchewan.
Donations can be made to the program by calling 1-800-319-GAME or by visiting the
SaskEnergy Catch for Kidsport website at
catchforkidsport.saskenergy.com. Donations can also be mailed to the SaskEnergy Catch For KidSport™
Program, c/o KidSport™ Saskatchewan, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 2L7.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (306) 777-9842
Cell: (306) 535-6569