Roughriders head north for community events


Members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club are heading to Saskatoon and northern Saskatchewan this week for a series of community events and appearances ahead of training camp 2022.

Current members of the Roughriders, including quarterback Cody Fajardo, receiver Shaq Evans, offensive lineman Dan Clark and kicker Brett Lauther, will attend a series of events beginning with the Dogs’ Breakfast on Thursday. May 5 at Prairieland Park. Members of the 2007 Gray Cup champion Roughriders, including Vice President of Football Operations Jeremy O’Day, Andy Fantuz, Scott Schultz and Tad Kornegay will also be keynote speakers at the Dog Breakfast as they celebrate the 15and Anniversary of their championship victory.

From there, players will tour classrooms for Rider Reading Month, attend a mental wellness symposium, and visit Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

On Friday, Fajardo, Evans, Clark and Lauther, along with Gainer the Gopher and the Gray Cup will travel to La Loche in partnership with NexGen Energy. Players will serve breakfast to the community and visit two schools, participate in meet-and-greets and Q&A with students while in northern Saskatchewan.

On Saturday, players will be at the Rider Store in Midtown for an autograph signing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Interested media are asked to contact Arielle Zerr [email protected] about interviews and filming opportunities BEFORE the time of the event.


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