Evan Poitras

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan- The Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, Jim Hopson will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual SaskPower Training Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 AM in the Ches Leach Lounge. Proceeds from the breakfast go to Special Olympics Saskatchewan and the Prince Albert Raider Education Fund.

Hopson joined the Riders in 2005 and implemented many changes on and off the field which help transform them into one of the most successful franchises in the CFL. The Riders won the 2007 Grey Cup and were finalists in two other years. Hopson brings a focus on community to the Riders and has been recognized for both his marketing and community involvement.

The first six Training for Life Power Breakfasts have featured the likes of Jungle Jim Hunter, George Reed, Jeremy O’Day, Sami Jo Small, Mark Tewksbury and Carla McLeod and have all sold out. Over $30,000 has been raised over the first five breakfasts for both Special Olympics and the Raider Education Fund.

SaskPower is the presenting sponsor of the event with major sponsors Kin Enterprises, AODBT, Mr.Plumber, Conexus Credit Union, Broda Construction, Frank Dunn Toyota, River Park Funeral Chapel and Freedom 55 Financial. Tables of 8 for the event are $200 each and available from committee members. A limited number of individual tickets, which are $30 each are available at the Prince Albert Raiders Office.