Elks sign Dream Experience Kids to one-day contracts

Green & Gold and Kids with Cancer Society team up to provide special opportunity

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks are making two special additions to their lineup.

Through the Kids with Cancer Society's Dream Experience program, the Green and Gold are signing Anton Massini, 11, and Mayer Tiggelaar, 10, to one-day contracts today (Monday, August 14).

Massini and Tiggelaar will meet with Elks assistant general manager Geroy Simon for their contract signings, receive personalized jerseys, tour the team's locker room, attend practice at Commonwealth Stadium, and meet media following practice. Practice is schedule for 10:45 am - 12:50 pm.

"We are very pleased to welcome Anton and Mayer to the Elks organization," says Simon. "We know they will have a powerful impact on our club and we look forward to providing them a memorable experience."

The Kids with Cancer Society provides unique, vital programs and services free of charge to children and families residing in Northern Alberta and the NWT.

Dream Experiences are unique opportunities offered to Kids with Cancer Society families, giving diagnosed children the chance to be part of something magical that will create happy memories for them and their families.

Both Massini and Tiggelaar are undergoing treatment for Leukemia, cancer in the white blood cells.

"The Kids with Cancer society is so grateful for the continued support of the Edmonton Elks and dedication to the children and families we serve," says Chelsea Draeger Hughes, CEO of the Kids with Cancer Society. "This dream experience with create magical memories for the children participating." 

Brian Swane

Brian Swane

Coordinator, Communications and Community Relations, Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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