|By Marketwired .||
|June 25, 2013 01:21 PM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 --
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Canadian Football League star and 2012 Grey Cup Champion, Chad Owens extended his close connection with CFL Hall of Famer, Michael Clemons by donating $10,000 to the Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation (MPCF).
Owens was named the 2012 Gibson's Finest CFL Most Outstanding Player, the first non-Quarterback to earn the honour since 2006, and received a $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice. A regular supporter of MPCF and active in his community, Owens and Gibson's Finest presented the donation to Clemons at the Foundation's headquarters in Toronto.
The Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation was founded in 2005 by co-founders Michael "Pinball" Clemons and Natasha Borota. The Foundation strives to reach the most under resourced individuals at home and around the world.
"We are so pleased to honour our Most Outstanding CFL Player of the Year with a donation to a great charity so closely tied to the CFL community," says Carolyn McFarlane, International Marketing Manager of Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky. "It's rare we get to see such a genuine connection between two of the CFL's elite and we're happy to be a part of that today."
The donation continues an ongoing mutual respect between the two CFL veterans, most notably displayed last season when Clemons honoured Owens in a ceremony for surpassing his professional football record for most combined yards (3,863) in a season. Both Clemons and Owens have enjoyed championship seasons with the Toronto Argonauts and notoriously known for their speed, agility and personality on and off the field.
Owens had a remarkable 2012 season making CFL history with his record-breaking offensive performance, 100th Grey Cup championship and Gibson's Finest CFL Most Outstanding Player accolades. As defending champions, Owens and the Toronto Argonauts will kick off the 2013 regular season against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday, June 28th.
About The Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation
The Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation was founded in 2005 by co-founders Michael "Pinball" Clemons and Natasha Borota. Based in Toronto, Ontario MPCF strives to reach the most under resourced individuals at home and around the world. They aim to quicken academic excellence, infuse depth of character, promote health and vitality and inspire philanthropy.
MPCF supports numerous charities including Free the Children, Habitat for Humanity, George Brown Scholarship Program, Sky's the Limit and Ronald McDonald House.
About Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky
Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky is among the leading brands in the growing premium and deluxe Canadian whisky categories. The brand range consists of Gibson's Finest Sterling, a blend of award winning premium whiskies; Gibson's Finest 12 Year Old, IWSC Gold Award recipient; and, Gibson's Finest Rare 18 Year Old, Whisky Bibles' Liquid Gold Award winner and aged to perfection. For more information you can go to www.gibsonsfinest.ca.
Gibson's Finest is a proud sponsor & supporter of the CFL, Title sponsor of Players of the Week, Players of The Month and the Gibson's Finest CFL Player Awards held during Grey Cup Week.
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