January 6, 2005
McCallum to Auction Kicking Shoes in
Support of Red Cross Relief Effort
Saskatchewan Roughrider kicker Paul
McCallum today announced that he is placing his kicking
shoes and helmet on eBay to help support the Red Cross
Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
McCallum missed two key field goals,
including one in overtime, during the CFL Western Final
last November between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and
the BC Lions.
"A lot of folks got pretty upset - some
more than others, mind you - about my performance during
the Western Final that night," McCallum said. "The
events in South Asia over the past couple of weeks have
shown the world what a real disaster is. No loss in any
sport should ever be called a disaster when you look at
the suffering millions of people are now going through."
For the past three seasons, McCallum has
been the official spokesperson for Catch for KidSport,
helping to raise money for less fortunate Saskatchewan
children to participate in community sports programs.
During the off-season, he works at SaskEnergy,
travelling across the province to promote energy
conservation as well as the Saskatchewan Regional
"I work every year to raise money for
less fortunate kids here at home and that work is
continuing. But as a parent, my heart truly goes out to
the children and their families impacted by this
disaster on the other side of the world. If some good
can come from what happened on the field during that
game last year, I'm all for it."
The shoes and helmet used by McCallum in
the November 14, 2004 CFL Western Final will be
auctioned off on eBay until January 16, 2005. Also
included in the auction will be an autographed photo of
Roger Aldag and Bob Poley with the 1989 Grey Cup trophy.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit both the Red
Cross Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund and
These items can be found at
www.ebay.ca using the keywords "Kicking Shoes" or
People interested in making a donation
directly to the Red Cross may do so at
www.redcross.ca. Donations may be made directly to
KidSport Saskatchewan by calling 1-800-319-GAME.
For more information, please contact:
Manager of Communications, SaskEnergy
Phone: 306.777.9842 Cell: 306.535.6569