Grenadiers home opener kicks off this Saturday

Council proclaims May 27 Grenadiers Football Day

Updated Tuesday May 23, 2017 by Cindie Ashton.

Kingston, ON Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Are you ready for some football? The Limestone District Grenadiers are ready to hit the field for the home opener against the Durham Dolphins this Saturday, May 27 at Richardson Stadium.

“City Council has also proclaimed May 27 as Grenadiers Football Day in Kingston in recognition of the club’s outstanding and ongoing contributions to our community,” says executive director, Alexandra Reyes-Walsh. “This season we will be accepting non-perishable food donations at home games.”

The junior GMen kick off the day at 2:30 p.m. while the senior varsity coin flip is set for 5 p.m. The complete schedule is available at www.GMen.ca.

Adult admission to home games is $6, students and seniors $4 and children under 12 are free. And there is plenty of free parking. Purchase tickets at the box office on game day or online anytime at: http://queens.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

“The community is also invited to take advantage of free admission on theme days, added Reyes-Walsh. “Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation on theme days.”

  • High School Spirit Day: Students wear your high school colours to get in free on Saturday, May 27 vs Durham Dolphin (juniors play at 2:30 p.m., seniors at 5)
  • Military / Emergency Responders Appreciation Day: Show your identification and your family gets in for free on Saturday, June 10 vs Cambridge Lions (juniors play at 2:30 p.m., seniors at 5)
  • Purolator ‘Tackle for Hunger’ Food Drive and Thousand Island Minor Football Day: Wear your TIMFL jersey and your dad (or mom) can celebrate Father’s Day with free admission on Saturday, June 17 vs Burlington Stampeders (juniors play at 2:30 p.m., seniors at 5)
  • Grenadiers alumni and seniors 65+ enjoy free admission on Saturday, June 24 vs vs Cumberland Panthers (juniors play at 2:30 p.m., seniors at 5)

“The G-Fan Pass is available again this year. The $50 pass includes free admission to all home games, a pair of tickets to the Queen’s vs Carleton game on August 26 at Richardson Stadium and more,” said Reyes-Walsh.

Mark Magee is back as head coach of the senior varsity team and Dale Sands leads the junior team. Last season Sands was an assistant coach with the senior team.

“We are ready to meet Durham on the field. We learned a lot about ourselves in our first game and have made a few adjustments,” said Magee. “We’ve been practicing since February and players are eager to get on the field at home in front of their family and friends.”

Billy Peach joins the senior varsity Grenadiers as the offensive line coach. Peach grew up in Kingston and his many athletic achievements include two years as a young GMen. In 2012 he was drafted 19th overall by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League and won the Grey Cup in 2014. See more coach profiles at www.gmen.ca/site/ClientSite/article/1606449.

Practices resume at LCVI every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

The Grenadiers thank the club’s 2017 season sponsors: Pepsi, TVCogeco, Gord and Kim’s No Frills, Bergeron-Clifford Injury Lawyers, Philip MacLean State Farm Insurance, Image Advantage, Bridge West Animal Hospital, St. Mary’s Cement, Woodfellas Tree Service, Details Auto Cleaning, McCoy Bus Tours, Burnbrae Farms, SurNet, and Gabriel Pizza.

To invite the Grenadiers to appear at a community event, contact Marketing@GMen.ca.

United we are #GrensNation.

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About the Grenadiers:

The Limestone District Grenadiers Football Club offers AAA summer football at the junior and senior varsity level. Athletes (aged 14-19) travel to Kingston from Trenton to Brockville to play for the Grenadiers. Teams travel and host teams within the Ontario Provincial Football League (OPFL). In addition to learning, playing and enjoying football, emphasis is placed on player safety, sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, academic achievement and community involvement. The Grenadiers are a not-for-profit association overseen by a volunteer board of directors. Volunteer coaches lead these teams, and a dedicated group of parent volunteers’ assist with game-day operations. Many graduating Grenadiers move on to play university football.

Connect with us:
Web: www.GMen.ca
Twitter: @Grensfootball
Facebook: /Grensfootball

Media contact: Cindie Ashton, marketing director, Marketing@GMen.ca, 613-384-9349