EDMONTON – The Eskimos are dedicating their 2013 season opener on Saturday to the thousands of southern Alberta flood victims.
Fans are invited to bring a non-perishable food item or clothing donation to the CORUS radio trailer which will be parked outside Gate 6. The trailer will then be sent down to help those affected by the flood.
The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club has kicked off the donations, giving $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for flood relief efforts.
“We battle on the field, but are always there for one another when it comes to helping Albertans,” said Eskimo President and CEO Len Rhodes in a release.
Throughout the week, Edmontonians are also being asked to sign one of four banners to show their support for those affected by the flooding. $1 will be donated for every signature on the banner, with the goal of raising $50,000 for the Canadian Red Cross Flood Response.
The banners will make their first stop at the sold-out Taylor Swift concerts at Rexall Place Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and will end their journey at the Eskimos game on Saturday.
Cord Lund, who will be performing a tribute to flood-affected communities during Saturday’s halftime show, was the first to sign the banners.
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