TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) and its member clubs committed to donating more than $4 million to amateur football in 2019, it was announced on Wednesday.
“In 2018 we pledged to invest over $3 million in amateur football and I’m incredibly proud that our member clubs significantly surpassed that. In 2019, we are raising the bar even further,” said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL, on the heels of a full day of meetings with league Presidents about the future of amateur football in Canada
“There is not another sport like football. It is the ultimate team game which provides an opportunity for youth from all walks of life to live an active lifestyle while also developing important life skills such as confidence, teamwork and determination.”
The announcement today comes after an audit conducted by the CFL determined that more than $4,115,746 was invested in amateur football over the course of 2018.
Efforts across the country included; more than 2,000 appearances at amateur football events by players & coaches, clinics, tournaments and celebrations of amateur football from coast to coast and direct donations to amateur football programs.
The efforts included, but were not limited to, the following programs and initiatives:
“As an entire league, together we can continue to raise funds for amateur football and take the game to new heights.”