April 21, 2016

Wilson takes over as CUPS player rep

Offensive lineman Spencer Wilson during a game on Aug. 1, 2015 (Photo by David Moll)

The Calgary Stampeders are proud to announce that all-star offensive lineman Spencer Wilson is the team’s new player representative for CUPS.

The Stamps have proudly partnered with CUPS for more than two decades and for much of that time, an offensive lineman has acted as the Stamps’ player rep for the non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in Calgary overcome poverty. Wilson follows in the footsteps of Brander Craighead, who served as player rep in 2015, as well as Bruce Covernton, Jay McNeil, Jamie Crysdale, Dimitri Tsoumpas and Brett Jones.

“It’s an honour to be asked to serve as the Stampeders’ CUPS representative,” said Wilson. “I’ve already had the privilege of working with this great organization and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be involved with CUPS even more. The program has been an integral part of supporting the Calgary community and I am hoping to have a positive impact with the development centres.”

As the Stamps’ new spokesman for the organization, Wilson’s first official function will be the annual Kickoff Breakfast on Wednesday, May 11.

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Stamps players, coaches and alumni attend the annual event and the breakfast features fundraising activities including an auction, raffle and 50/50 draw. The team also supports CUPS’ annual Christmas in January dinner and collects toiletry items during the season for distribution to those in need.

The Stampeders’ association with CUPS has helped generate more than $1,000,000 for the agency over the past 24 years.