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Boston Pizza hosting annual “Eskimo for a Day” Contest

64 Lucky Youth to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos

EDMONTONJuly 12, 2018 /CNW/ – If you’re looking for weekend visuals, look no further. On Saturday, July 14, 2018, 64 football-loving youth will be signing one-day contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos. An annual event hosted by Boston Pizza, these local youngsters will hit the field at Commonwealth Stadium to take part in a realistic “try out” and contract signing experience. In addition to autographs and a group photo, the kids will participate in fun football “try out” drills with some of their favourite players.

“Giving back to our local communities has always been a focus for Boston Pizza; working with the Edmonton Eskimos again felt like a natural fit,” says Jenna Bull, Marketing Manager for Sports Program & Sponsorships. “It’s going to be a fantastic day – we’re very excited to give these up-and-coming local all-stars the chance to join the Eskimos organization.”

Media are invited to come down to the Commonwealth Stadium on July 14th at 10:00am to film, photograph and interview the Edmonton Eskimos’ newest players. Interview opportunities are also available with a Boston Pizza representative and Edmonton Eskimos players, including Shaquille CooperMason WoodsBryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher.


Filming, photo, interview opportunity with 64 youth selected by Boston Pizza to sign one-day contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos. Visuals shot by the Edmonton Eskimos will also be available for b-roll use upon request.


Youth and their families, Edmonton Eskimos players including Shaquille Cooper, Mason Woods, Bryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher. Interview opportunities are available with a Boston Pizza representative and an Edmonton Eskimos spokesperson.


Saturday, July 14, 10:00am to 1:00pm (MT)

Full Schedule:


Winners, Eskimos team to arrive at the stadium (Gate 2, SW Corner)

Registration will commence once all have arrived; winners will then receive their jersey and head to field


Winners to take part in realistic “try out,” performing drills with Shaquille Cooper, Mason Woods, Bryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher on the field, cycling through four stations


Winners will receive a group photo with Shaquille Cooper, Mason Woods, Bryant Mitchell, and Nick Usher on the field and have a chance to get their autographs


Winners and the Eskimos team members will head back to the Quarterback Club (NE Corner) for a special Boston Pizza lunch and to sign their contracts with the Edmonton Eskimos


Edmonton Eskimos’ Commonwealth Stadium 

11000 Stadium Rd

Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2

(Meet at Gate 2, SW Corner of Stadium)

SOURCE Boston Pizza International

For further information: and as point of contact on the day, please contact: Sean Megna, Sports Programs and Sponsorship Intern, Boston Pizza International Inc., E:; Siobhan McCarthy, FleishmanHillard High Road for Boston Pizza International Inc., E:

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