Stamps Face Alouettes Saturday at McMahon
The Calgary Stampeders complete a home-and-home series with the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday at McMahon Stadium. Kickoff for the Family Day Game, which is presented by Canadian Pacific, is at 5 p.m.
The Stamps are looking to sweep the season series after picking up a 22-14 win over the Alouettes at Montreal's Percival Molson Stadium on Friday.
Kevin Glenn, making his first start of the season for Calgary, completed 22 of 28 passes for 268 yards while Nik Lewis had six catches for 81 yards and one touchdown. Brad Sinopoli, in his CFL regular-season debut as a receiver, had five receptions for 81 yards including a spectacular 42-yard grab that made the highlight shows on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.
Meanwhile, Rene Paredes was perfect in five field-goal attempts and accounted for a total of 16 points as he earned the CFL award as the special teams player of the week. Paredes has now kicked 33 straight field goals in regular-season and playoff action, the longest such streak in CFL history.
Last week's win improved the Stamps' record to 2-1 as Calgary trails the West Division-leading Roughriders by one game. Montreal, like every team in the East Division, is 1-2.
The Stamps are 4-1 at McMahon Stadium against the Larks since 2008 and have a lifetime 20-12-1 mark at home against Montreal.
Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday's contest by visiting Stampeders.com or by calling the Ticket Office at 403-289-0258 or 1-800-667-3267.
Become a Partner For Life
The Stampeders are proud to team up with Canadian Blood Services and heartily encourage Red and White fans to join our Partners for Life team. Saturday marks the start of the campaign to save lives and our goal is to contribute 100 units of blood in 2013. By joining the Calgary Stampeders Blood Donor Team - you can sign up here - by Sept. 15, you'll be eligible to win an ultimate Stampeders fan experience including a locker-room tour, a chance to meet Stampeders players one-on-one and pre-game sideline passes.* More importantly, you'll be saving lives. It is harder for Canadian Blood Services to collect blood in the summer months and donors are needed in July and August. Visit www.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) today. Representatives of Canadian Blood Services will also be on site Saturday to provide more information about the organization's life-saving work and help fans book an appointment to donate.
* No donation required to win
Little Miss Outrider
The popular Little Miss Outrider program, presented by Jayman, is back for another year as the aspiring cheerleaders will be performing during the special halftime show. In addition to the Little Miss Outrider participants, who are aged 5 to 15, the program this year will feature the debut of the Junior Outriders in the 16-18 age group. The Junior Outriders will be joining the regular Outriders team for an on-field performance during a first-quarter break on Saturday.
Nissan Fan Zone
The game-day activity starts three hours before kickoff with the Nissan Fan Zone, which is located across from the Ticket Office on the East side of McMahon Stadium. Select Stamps players will be on hand to meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs. A special feature of the Nissan Fan Zone on Saturday is is a family photo booth. We want to see your best cheer face - each family will receive a FREE photo. Plus families can participate in interactive inflatables, face painting, airbrush tattoos and much more. The Outriders will be on hand debuting and selling the hottest calendar in the CFL for $20. The calendars will also be available online via the Stamps Store starting Saturday.
Stampeders Kids Club
The Stampeders have again teamed up with New York Fries to present the Kids Club. Stop by the tent in the North concourse behind sections J and K to learn more about the program and to register. Memberships are just $30 for the entire season and include, among other things, an official membership card and lanyard, a 30-per cent discount voucher for the Stamps Store (one-time use) and a Kids Club starter pack that includes a Stamps drawstring backpack, an autograph pen, a mini-football, a Whatever it Takes T-shirt and a New York Fries passport. There's also on-line registration at Stampeders.com/KidsClub
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