Oakville Soccer Club Confirms Roster For 40th Anniversary Celebrity Game On July 5, To Be Broadcast On Cogeco
Oakville, Monday, June 25, 2012 – For immediate release
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Oakville Soccer Club (OSC) will host a celebrity match at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Bronte Athletic Park, in partnership with the Town of Oakville. Cogeco will air the game live.
Expected participants include:
Five Canadian National Soccer Team alumni: Kara Lang, Jason deVos, Clare Rustad, Amy Apps and Michele Houchen
Ontario Soccer Association Technical Director Alex Chiet and former Tottenham Hotspur Rohan Ricketts
Canadian Football League legends Damon Allen, Mike “Pinball” Clemons, and Dan Ferrone
Former NFL kicker Mike Vanderjagt
Two adult OSC members: Jaime Neefs and Edin “Eddy” Djedovic.
A representative from Halton Regional Police (Carly LeBlanc) and the Oakville Fire Department (Jason Barrett)
MPP Kevin Flynn and Oakville Town Councillor Tom Adams
OSC sponsors: Ford of Canada’s Vice President of Marketing, Graeme Whickman and UMBRO Territory Manager Michael Vonella
Sports journalists Ben Rycroft, Michael Grange, James Sharman, Luke Wileman, Kristian Jack, Daniel Squizzato, Kurt Larson and Kate McKenna
OSC coaches Jimmy Sinclair, Igor Prostran, Rafael Carbajal and Milan Kojic
Celebrity Coaches: Derek “The Blind Movie Reviewer” Welsman from the Dean Blundell Show with Christopher Worth, Chairman of the Toronto Police Officer of the Year Awards; Gareth Wheeler from TSN and TSN 1050 radio. They will be aided by OSC Staff Coaches Ian Sinclair and Christopher Grierson.
Canada’s Got Talent semi-finalist and Oakville resident Caitlin Bell will sing the National Anthem.
All proceeds from the match will benefit the OSC Fee Assistance Program, which allows children in Oakville the opportunity to play soccer, regardless of cost.
Wristbands for admission are $10 and available at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre, 1520 Pine Glen Rd. in Oakville or Oakville Town Hall. Seating is general admission, with no wristbands sold on the day of the match. Gates open at 6 pm.
There is no parking at Bronte Athletic Park, so fans are encouraged to walk, bike or take transit to the match. Fans with their celebrity game wristband will be allowed to ride Oakville Transit for free to and from the match, any time after 5 p.m. There will also be a free shuttle bus, running from the Bronte GO station to Bronte Athletic Park, beginning at 6 pm. on the day of the match.
For more information, visit www.oakvillesoccer.ca/celebgame.
The Oakville Soccer Club is the largest community soccer organization in Canada with more than 12,000 players, coached by over 900 volunteer and professional coaches. The club is based at its 100,000 square-foot indoor soccer facility at Pine Glen Road in north Oakville and carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from the Ontario Soccer Association.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie J. Geosits
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Oakville Soccer Club
For media credentials, contact:
Oakville Soccer Club
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