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Roughriders Announce Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration Contest

May 22, 2013 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release

The 101st Grey Cup Festival unveiled the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration contest today. The contest will determine which community in Saskatchewan has the most passion for fostering health and wellness initiatives, as well as 101st Grey Cup Festival spirit.

The winning community will take home $50,000 while second and third prize winners will receive $25,000 each to support health/wellness projects or initiatives in their home community. Along with the prize money, this contest will end with a celebration in each of the winning communities.

The Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration contest will be held online where communities can submit a proposal sharing why their community should be included in the selection of the top eight finalists. The finalists will be chosen by a panel of the 101st Grey Cup Festival committee. The winning community will be chosen by an online vote at 101greycupfestival.ca

"This contest is a great initiative to engage communities from every corner of Saskatchewan to demonstrate their passion for the Riders and their community," stated Roughriders President/CEO Jim Hopson. "We hope this will create excitement throughout the province, bring Rider fans in communities together and, ultimately benefit communities through the Legacy prize

"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to be part of a very exciting event for Saskatchewan and to continue to give back to communities across the province," said Tom Hamilton, Vice-President, Richardson Pioneer. "At Richardson Pioneer, we are very proud of our long legacy of supporting and investing in communities in Saskatchewan and across Western Canada."

Contest entry forms, key dates, rules and regulations are currently available at the Grey Cup Festival website with a deadline for bids set for July 15. Eight finalists will be selected and announced at the August 17th game against Montreal. The winners will be chosen by fan voting, which will close September 11 and announced at the September 14th Roughrider home game.

For more information about the contest, please visit 101greycupfestival.ca

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