Published on January 31, 2014
From left are Gokan Karakus, Owner/Operator, Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall; Ayhan Ercenik, Owner, Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall; Mayor Bob Kilger and members of the Cornwall Wild Cats Football Club.
CORNWALL, Ontario - Minor football in Cornwall is getting a new asset.
Shoeless Joe's Sports Grill announced the Seaway City finished first in its "If Your Team Wins, Your Community Wins” competition, and will receive $20,000 towards a new football clubhouse.
Cornwall currently has more than 500 football youth participants and operates a minor youth football league from May to November.
"This generous prize of $20,000 from Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill, will help to support an important recreation facility in our community," said Christine Lefebvre, the city's manager of parks and recreation. "The city would like to thank the Cornwall Minor Football Association for their contribution towards this initiative."
“Throughout this initiative, we’ve seen our franchisees and the individual communities take competition to the next level,” says Frank Lopreiato, President, Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill. “The 'If Your Team Wins, Your Community Wins!' competition allowed us to continue to show our passion for sports and give back in a big way to deserving communities across Ontario. Cornwall worked so hard and is very deserving of the grand prize of $20,000 and we can’t wait to see the new and improved Football Club House!”
All “If Your Team Wins, Your Community Wins!” points can be found on a leaderboard on Shoeless Joe’s website.