Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.
The 2019 season is finally here!!! Before we talk about that, there is something that is bigger than the game, something that millions and millions of people have seen GLOBALLY over the last week…
Laurier Football Video Goes Viral
Our relationship with the Light House (Adult day program supporting individuals in the Waterloo region with developmental disabilities) is now 4 years in the making, but this year has been drastically different. Like many other years, we invited this amazing group to a training camp practice, but this time the cameras were rolling, which was news to everyone. We did our usual drills: tug of war, running through bags and then the group joined us for training camp lunch in the dining hall, everything seemed like every other year.
Then suddenly 48 hours later young Alex Morrison and this program got the attention it deserves for this amazing relationship. It started with Instagram’s “House of Highlights” requesting to post the video of Alex juking LB Tommy Bringi and then over the next 12 hours: ESPN, Bleacher Report, Max Preps, TSN, SportsNet, CFL, Tim & Sid and many more media outlets were all sharing this amazing video.
Its safe to say that in one 12-hour period Alex Morrison, the Light House, Laurier Football and Wilfrid Laurier University were mentioned and viewed more than all videos, articles, pictures combined have been viewed in the history of this great institution.
Sports do this! They bring people together, they bring communities together and a video like this and this relationship is greater than any Yates or Vanier Cup win.
This Sunday, August 25th at 1pm we host the Western Mustangs at University stadium in week #1 of the OUA season. We are all extremely excited to finally have a game again and its nice to be in a position where 26 of the 27 football playing Universities in this country think Western will win. Our players BELIEVE!!
We believe because over the last week and a bit we have had an outstanding training camp. With the OUA shortening the days allowed to practice we only had 3 two-a-days, then a scrimmage against McMaster this past Sunday down in Hamilton and now a week to game prep for Western. In this time, we have come together as a group.
Take the time to checkout so many amazing photos from not only training camp practice, but also the practice with the McMaster Marauders here:
Jothan Salfarlie: https://laurierfootball.com/jes-media-productions/
Rossy Pasternak: https://laurierfootball.com/rossy-pasternak-photography/
Our 2019/20 Adopt-A-Hawk campaign has exploded thanks to many of you! We are already at 85% of our team goal of $40,000, with an impressive $34,256 and counting.
To adopt one of our players today simply follow this link:
If you would like to find a player from a specific hometown, in a specific major or one that plays your favourite position, just simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you find the perfect match for you.
A big THANK YOU to our donors so far!
|Andrew Agro||Chima Ihekwoaba||Colleen Oliphant|
|Jonah Allison||Integrated Quality Solutions||Jim OReilly|
|Jude Armson||Donald Irwin||Nick Orton|
|John Asma||Derek Irwin-Lewis||Erin Patrick|
|Barbara Baggio||Sandi Jasper||Ron Patrick|
|Ewa Banasik||Wyatt Jull||Helen and Ted Pickett|
|Alexis Banks||Leslie Kaduck||Anthony Pizzuti|
|Gregory Bell||Bradley Katsuyama||Christopher Povey|
|Margaret Bird||Geoffrey Keen||Thea Preston|
|Kwaku Boateng||George Kempff||Led Protopapas|
|Kayla Brooks||Katelin Kimball||Nicholas Rockell|
|Ruth Brown||Terry Kohuch||Alex Rosa|
|Jason Burke||Jamie Lalonde||Aaron Rudland|
|Brandon Calver||Gina Lamb||Madison Sage|
|W. Canton||Hugh Lawson||Anne-Marie Sajecki|
|Shamawd Chambers||Luke Lillicrop||Nicholas Samis|
|Kevin Clay||Brady Loenhart||Bill Scott|
|Hal Cowie||Ian Logan||Brent Scott|
|Kyle Craig||Shannon Loken||Darcy Segin|
|Jack Davis||Dave Lovegrove||Stefanie Slavik|
|Lori DeAcetis||Dante Luciani||Stuart Smith|
|Giampiero Del Rizzo||Jack Lumsden||Taylor Smith|
|Isaac Dell||Edward Lynch||George Somerville|
|Danielle Di Maio||Brianne MacDonald||Rashari Somerville-Henry|
|patrizio diodati||Deborah MacLatchy||Derek Stalkie|
|Sean Dodds||Megan Madaus||Courtney Stephen|
|Cindy Dunn||Fernando Malabet||Mark Surya|
|Jane Erinmwingbovo||Gisela Malabet||Alan Talbot|
|Michael Faulds||Jennifer Martins||Andre Talbot|
|Sandra Faulds||Samuel McAlpine||Justin Talbot|
|Jane Ferguson||Daniel McBride||Rohan Thompson|
|James Fracas||Michelle Melnichuk||Sheila Tielli|
|Gord Gallimore||Stephen Melnichuk||Sara Tielli-Mitchell|
|Linda Garcia||Myles Methner||Ron VanMoerkerke|
|Jennifer Gilmour||Sonya Mitchell||Matthew Varlow|
|Lois Gilmour||Bryan Monteith||Joseph Vernon|
|Steve Gilmour||Alex Morias||Susan Virtue|
|Karen Green||Barry Musselman||Robert Wannack|
|Joanne Guarasci||Brandon Nasevski||Ross Webley|
|Donald Hamilton||Marcus Nese||William Weddig|
|Shane Herbert||Glenn Nixon||Susan Werden|
|Leonardo Hernandez||Ian Noble||Jackson Yanchus|
|Sarah Herr||Greg Nyhof||David Yurincich|
More Laurier Football Headlines:
- After the game on Sunday please make sure you make the walk over to Wilf’s for the 5th Quarter Club presented by Amsterdam Brewery. Mingle with coaches, players, parents, alumni and all Laurier Football fans! There will be your favorite Amsterdam beers on tap, lots of free appetizers and full restaurant service for families wanting to purchase meals.
- Amazing Race Canada – Visits University Stadium
- Very cool having Amazing Race Canada on campus https://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=10207
- “Score to Win” Pete Izzio program is back for 2019 season
- Thank you to Pete Izzio for his incredible support! https://www.laurieralumni.ca/s/1681/15/index.aspx?sid=1681&gid=2&pgid=2905&cid=8275&ecid=8275&crid=0&calpgid=593&calcid=2474
- Tickets on Sale:
- Home games against: Western, Toronto, Queen’s and Carleton.
Go Hawks Go!