Garbage Bowl scores for charity
THE GAZETTE. MONTREAL, THURSDAY. JANUARY
2 ,- 1997
Players brave cold, raise $10,000
The Garbage Bowl. Montreal West’s perennial
parody of U.S. college-bowl football games, ended in victory yesterday
for for the Southern Bombers. 33-1 2 over the Northern Combines and
raised an estimated $10,000 for charity.
The traditional New Years Day event – pitting male residents of Montreal
West living south of the CP Rail tracks against those living to the
north was played in sub-zero temperatures at Royal West Academy
“One player separated his shoulder it was a pretty hard field.’ said
event organizer Marnie Dickson Telfer, whose husband plays for the Southern
This was the 48th time the Garbage Bowl was played, and as usual the
players wore long underwear to identify their team: red for the Northerners,
green for the Southerners, including game MVP Shawn Costello.
Organizers will know next week the exact tally of money raised for charity
“but right now I’d say it’s about $10,000,” Telfer said.
Sponsored by the Montreal Westward Rotary Club, the game’s proceeds
go to St. Justine Hospital , the Mackay Centre. Children’s Wish Foundation,
Missing Children’s Network, Lamp lighters and the Starlight Foundation.
JOHN KENNEY GAZETTE PHOTOS
Steam rises from the head of Jason Michaels
(left) of the Northern Combines during yesterday’s Garbage Bowl in Montreal
Right: Glenn Miller attempts to fight oft a tackle
as he carries the ball for the
Southern Bombers. Miller suffered a separat ed shoulder in the game.