CFL commissioner speaking at Mustang fundraiser

Canadian Football League (CFL) commissioner Mark Cohon will deliver the keynote speech at the 2009 Mustangs Scholarship Breakfast on March 24.


Cohon is a dynamic business leader and an experienced sports executive. The breakfast will be held from 7- 8:45 a.m. at the London Convention Centre.


The breakfast, in its second year, aims to raise funds for athletic financial awards and keep the top student-athletes in Canada.


“Mark will be a great follow-up to our inaugural speaker, Richard Peddie from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment,” said Jim Weese, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.


“London is a hotbed for football in our country and interest in the Canadian Football League is very strong. I know that Mark will be well received by the many expected to attend this breakfast event.”


Fresh off his second successful season at the helm of the CFL, Cohon is leading a period of positive growth, featuring strong attendance, high television ratings and expanding corporate partnerships.


But he’ll tell you he’s most proud of the positive difference CFL teams make in their communities and the extraordinary power of the Grey Cup championship to bring Canadians together.


Western has provided $700,000 in seed funding to support athletic financial awards approved for Ontario universities for the 2007-08 season.


The Mustangs Scholarship Breakfast is one of the fundraising activities designed to support the program. All proceeds from this event will be invested in the Western athletic financial awards program.


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