Laurier Football Update – August


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:

Rossy Pasternak:

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 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


  •  “Score to Win” Pete Izzio program is back for 2019 season


  • Tickets on Sale:


Go Hawks Go!


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