June 20, 2011

Argos extend Family Day welcome this Sunday

Argonauts.ca Staff

TORONTO — Fans of the Toronto Argonauts will have their first opportunity to meet the 2011 team on Sunday, June 26 at Toronto Argonauts Family Day.

Just days before the 2011 season opener on July 1, Family Day is a free, unique and interactive experience for the whole family as Argos fans get an opportunity to watch the team practice and meet the players, coaches and cheerleaders.

Fans will be able to participate in hands-on drills such as a First Down competition, a Football Throw, a Football Kick, and an Obstacle Course on the field. Marc Angelo Foods will be on site to BBQ sausages and Jones Soda will be sampling product for all participants.

Argos supporters are encouraged to “think green” and bring refillable water bottles to the event. While there will be water for sale on-site, there will be a free Water Refill section with clean filtered refillable water from Water-on-Wheels.

The day starts with an Argos practice, followed by a minor football scrimmage and a performance by the 2011 Argos Cheerleaders. Local dance groups and Jason the Argos mascot will entertain the crowd, followed by formal player introductions.

The Argonauts Alumni Association will have a booth where Argos legends will sign autographs and pose for photos. In-stadium host Mark Strong and in-stadium announcer Nathan Downer will emcee the day, interviewing players and alumni. Music will be provided by Argos DJ Scott Boogie.

The Toronto Sun is setting up a Photowall where fans can pose in the action with Argos cheerleaders and Jason the Argos mascot. Fans can view their photos after the event at argonauts.ca.

If you are on the hunt for brand new 2011 Argos merchandise from Reebok, Family Day is the place to be. Autographed memorabilia, jerseys and helmets will also be on-sale for collectors in your family.