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ALS Fundraiser: Reunion 1977 Grey Cup 40th Anniversary

Dur­ing the course of his life, for­mer Mon­treal Alou­ettes Tony Proud­foot wore many hats: player, coach, teacher, radio host, father , friend and a lead­ing fig­ure in the fight against ALS. 40 years later, we remem­ber him as a Cana­dian foot­ball hero.

It’s Novem­ber 27, 1977.The Mon­treal Alou­ettes and Edmon­ton Eski­mos are fight­ing for the Grey Cup at the Olympic Sta­dium in excep­tional weather con­di­tions: the field is cov­ered with ice. The game is far from won until #23, Tony Proud­foot, comes into play.

The defen­sive back sees an indus­trial sta­pler, which gives him the bril­liant idea of sta­pling his team­mates’ shoes to give them more trac­tion. The now for­bid­den prac­tice allows the team to win the game and its 4th Grey Cup.

Tony Proud­foot at the 1977 Grey Cup. Photo credit: The Cana­dian Foot­ball Hall of Fame.

The Mon­treal Alou­ettes will com­mem­o­rate the 40th anniver­sary of this his­toric “Sta­ple Gun Game” on Octo­ber 22nd at 1:00pm at Per­ci­val Mol­son Memo­r­ial Sta­dium. For every ticket pur­chased with the promo code PROUD­FOOT, $10 will be donated to the Tony Proud­foot Fund. Many Alou­ettes from the 1977 team will be present, includ­ing Marv Levy, Joe Barnes, John O’Leary, Pat Bon­nett, Gary Chown, Wayne Con­rad, Peter Dalla Riva, Gerry Dat­tilio, Rick Gal­bos, Gabriel Gré­goire, Gor­don Judges, Chuck McMann, Ian Mof­ford, John O’Leary, Barry Ran­dall, Doug Smith, Larry Smith, Don Sweet, Sonny Wade, Ray Watrin, Glenn Weir, Dan Yochum and Chuck Zapiec.

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Sup­port the cause by attend­ing the Alou­ettes game on Octo­ber 22.Save up to 52% by pur­chas­ing tick­ets with the promo code PROUD­FOOT. Plus, $10 per ticket will be donated to the Tony Proud­foot Fund.

Sup­port fam­i­lies touched by ALS and research at the Mon­treal Neu­ro­log­i­cal Insti­tute and Hospital.

The Tony Proud­foot Fund of the ALS Soci­ety of Que­bec sup­ports young neu­rol­o­gists at the master’s, doc­toral and post-​doctoral lev­els who wish to under­take research projects at the Mon­treal Neu­ro­log­i­cal Insti­tute and Hos­pi­tal that specif­i­cally focus on ALS. The Tony Proud­foot Fund also helps to improve the liv­ing con­di­tions of peo­ple with ALS and pro­vides sup­port for their fam­ily mem­bers through pro­grams offered across the province. The Fund also sup­ports the NOVA West Island sup­port groups for ALS fam­i­lies and care­givers.
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Last Updated: Thurs­day, 12 Octo­ber 2017 13:57