Welcome!

News Feed Item

Chad Owens Makes $10,000 Donation to Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation

Gibson's Finest CFL Most Outstanding Player of the Year gives back to Toronto legend

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 --

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

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.

To view the photo associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20130625-GFCWimage1LG.jpg

Contacts:
Jesson + Company
Trevor Walsh
416-323-7828
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.