Making a Difference for Disadvantaged Youth

London, Ontario

June 27, 2002


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Making A Difference For Disadvantaged Youth
Making A Difference For Disadvantaged Youth
dated June 27, 2002

London Ontario
June 21, 2002

       You Can Make a Difference is the idea behind the latest effort by the Canadian Auto Workers union to reach out to the less fortunate.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

       "There's a lot of young people who don't have the opportunity to play or to see any kind of professional sports so we teamed up with the Argos to try to give under privileged youth especially, an opportunity to promote organized football which is a working class sport. It's an affordable sport for working class families and we want to ensure that young people get the opportunity to enjoy this incredible game."

       Formerly one of the CFL's outstanding players, Mike "Pinball" Clemons, now president of the Toronto Argonaut Football team says the opportunity to work with the CAW is a win-win situation.

Mike "Pinball" Clemons
President Toronto Argonauts

       "We're also able, with the help of the CAW, to sponsor some disadvantaged youth to come down to the stadium. These are the things that make significant differences in their lives and we are so proud to be in partnership with the CAW, somebody who believes in the same things that we do at the Toronto Argonaut organization."

       The program was kicked off at the Argonaut- Hamilton Tiger Cat exhibition game in London Ontario June 21st. London area CAW members were well represented at the game.

Stan Sydlowski
CAW Local 1520

       "It's an exciting night for our community. It's important that we attract these kind of sporting events to London. It's also important that the CAW gets involved in these kind of events. We like to get involved in the community and in a lot of the social programs that are taking place."

       Over one thousand disadvantaged youth in the Toronto area will be guests of the CAW and the Argos, at the Argos' home opener at the SkyDome in Toronto on Wednesday July 3rd.

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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