May 5, 2016

CFL Unites To Support Fort McMurray

All nine CFL teams and League office combine to donate $50,000 to the Red Cross to support Fort McMurray fire relief efforts

All nine CFL teams and the League Office have united to support Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo who so graciously hosted the league on two occasions last season.

A combined $50,000 donation will be made to the Red Cross to support relief efforts. A special thank you to the Edmonton Eskimos who have helped lead this initiative.

Fort McMurray Fire“Our thoughts are with the people of Fort McMurray,” said Jeffrey L. Orridge, Commissioner of the Canadian Football
League. “They have been our gracious hosts. They are our friends. And most importantly, they are our fellow Canadians. All of our teams, and I know all of our fans, wish them safe passage and in time a full recovery from this crisis.”

In addition to this donation, the CFL will contribute its proceeds from May 12, 2016, CFL/adidas sales on to the Red Cross. That is the day the CFL is launching its new adidas collection for the upcoming season.

As of Thursday morning, the Federal Government announced it will be matching all donations made to the Canadian Red Cross. To make a personal donation to the Red Cross, supporting Fort McMurray fire relief efforts, please click here.