Wednesday, January 9, 2019
CFL PLEDGES $4M TO AMATEUR FOOTBALL
The league made the announcement Wednesday during its GM and presidents meetings.
"In 2018 we pledged to invest over $3 million in amateur football and I'm incredibly proud that our member clubs significantly surpassed that,'' CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement. "In 2019, we are raising the bar even further.
"There is not another sport like football. It is the ultimate team game which provides an opportunity for youth from all walks of life to live an active lifestyle while also developing important life skills such as confidence, teamwork and determination.''
In 2018, the CFL announced the entire league invested $3,352,000 into amateur football.
But Wednesday's announcement comes after an audit conducted by the CFL determined more than $4.1 million was invested in amateur football over the course of last year. The league added its players and coaches made over 2,000 appearances at amateur football events.