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December 6, 2015

Mitchell teams up with Vecova

By Stampeders.com Staff

The Calgary Stampeders and quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell are proud to partner with the Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research.

Mitchell will serve as the team’s community ambassador for Vecova, whose mandate is to help create a society in which individuals with disabilities are integral and valued members.

Mitchell will make regular visits to the Vecova Centre to spend time with clients.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be an ambassador for Vecova,” said Mitchell. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to team with a group of eager individuals who want to get out and make their mark on the community without letting anything hold them back, especially a disability. It truly is inspring.”

Vecova’s three key areas focus on services, research and enterprise for people with disabilities.  These core competencies are engrained in all of Vecova’s programs and services and focus on providing living support services, employment and enterprise and wellness services.

“Strength and the spirit to achieve are hallmarks of the Calgary Stampeders and Vecova,” said Joan Lee, chief executive officer at Vecova. “This partnership helps galvanizes the positive impact sports and healthy lifestyles can have for people living with a disability, and connects us with the mentorship and support of Bo Levi Mitchell.”

“Every great cause needs a champion,” said Patricia Lisevich, Vecova’s director of development. “Vecova is honoured to have the long-term support from the Calgary Stampders and Bo Levi Mitchell. Together, we have the courage to bring disability to the forefront and the power to change lives.”