Media invitation: University of Regina Rams Football partnership announcement

Media Advisory Release Date: October 13, 2021 11:00 a.m.

Members of the media are invited to join the University of Regina and the Regina Rams Football Club as they usher in a new era of Rams football with the announcement of an updated agreement that extends their long-standing and unique partnership to 2024 and beyond.

The new agreement reflects a shared commitment to build a community-supported, dominant football program that enables Rams’ student-athletes to excel academically and athletically as members of a championship program.

On the eve of this Saturday’s key match-up against their Canada West rivals, the UBC Thunderbirds, the early morning event will feature a pancake breakfast and appearances by the U of R Dance Team and Rampage, the Ram’s mascot. Several Rams coaches and players will be in attendance and available for interviews, along with representatives from the University and the Club.

Details 

Date:   Friday, October 15 

Time:   7:00 am – Doors open

            7:30 am – Breakfast

            8:00 am – Brief program

            8:20 am – Interview opportunities 

Place:    The Lazy Owl

            University of Regina, Main Campus

            3737 Wascana Parkway                                     

*In accordance with current public health orders, all attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with matching photo ID upon entry. Those attending will also be required to observe all University COVID-19 safety protocols, including: wearing masks (except while eating or speaking at the podium), maintaining physical distancing, and utilizing hand-sanitizing stations. 

About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,600 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees.

About the Regina Rams Football Club 

After a highly-successful, 45-year history in junior football, the Regina Rams embarked on a new challenge in 1999 as a member of the Canada West Conference of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union. This was made possible by the development of a community partnership agreement between the Regina Rams Football Club Inc. and the University of Regina. In 2000, only their sophomore season as a university football team, the Rams made a huge impact on CIAU football by winning the Canada West conference championship (the Hardy Cup) and the Atlantic Bowl national semi-final on their way to an appearance in the Vanier Cup. 

About the Partnership 

The arrangement between the University of Regina and the Regina Rams Football Club is unique in university football in Canada. Broadly stated, the Rams' organization serves as an advisory committee to the University and, in financial partnership with the University, pursues a broad range of fundraising projects and activities in order to keep the program running at a high level.

Both parties realize substantial benefits from the relationship and share a desire to build a dominant football program that positions student-athletes for success on and off the field for years to come.

 

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