Sun Life Financial signs on as the title sponsor for the Football Corporate Dinner
WATERLOO, Ont. - Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce the involvement of Sun Life Financial as the title sponsor for the Friends of Football corporate dinner and reception fundraising event.
The 11th annual event will be held Wednesday, April 28 at the Waterloo Inn with the reception and silent auction starting at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner commencing at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.laurierathletics.com/footballdinner
The Sun Life Financial sponsorship enhances the existing relationship established by football alumnus and Sun Life Financial advisor Peter Izzio, who has been involved with the program since 1986 as a player, coach, donor and now prominent sponsor. The new relationship signed is for five years.
“I’m happy to be helping to give back and establish new relationships to show players a good experience at Laurier,” said Izzio, who graduated in 1990. “Who I am today and much of my success can be attributed to my time as a student-athlete at Laurier.”
Over the course of the event’s history, more than $600,000 has been collected as enhancements and support for the Golden Hawk football program. Examples include additional coaching staff, equipment purchases, and recruiting programs.
“I’m really excited to have Sun Life Financial sign on as a title sponsor for our event,” said Gary Jeffries
, manager of football operations and head coach. “This contribution will allow us to continue to compete at the level of excellence we have been accustomed to for decades.”
The evening event has brought together many corporations in Kitchener-Waterloo, alumni and friends to promote and develop Golden Hawk football.
“We really look forward to expanding the corporate community involved in our football program through this event,” said director of athletics and recreation Peter Baxter
. “Having a prestigious locally based company such as Sun Life Financial sign on with our team will be invaluable for us going forward.”