With the summer heat still beating upon us, it’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. And with the advent of fall comes the football season. There’s nothing better than spending a crisp fall day watching your favorite football team play. And StorageMart is ready to help out the fans of the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos.
StorageMart is holding a contest where two lucky people can win tickets to see the Argonauts play the Eskimos at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The game is on August 27, 2012 and starts at 7:30 p.m. Those interested in entering the contest can visit the StorageMart Gives Facebook page to place their vote on which color Ricky Ray wears best: blue or green and gold.
There’s an interesting back story to this voting. Ricky Ray was a quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos and had an impressive record. He led his team to win the Grey Cup two times. He was Edmonton’s all-time leader in pass completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.
In December 2011, Ray was traded to the Argonauts.
The Eskimo’s coach wanted a younger quarterback. (Ray is 32 and was traded for a 29-year-old quarterback.) Even though he sticks to his decision, the coach recently expressed some regrets after the Eskimos lost their game this week.
While Ray was upset and shocked at first by the trade, the Argonaut’s win over Calgary helped him adjust his perspective. He is excited to work with Scott Milanovich, the Argos’ head coach.
On August 27 Ray, playing for the Argonauts, will face his former team on the field. This will be the first time he plays against them.
So the StorageMart contest is to vote which color does Ray wear best. Does he wear the green and gold colors of his former team, the Edmonton Eskimos (which he wore for almost a decade)? Or does he best wear the Argos Blue, the colors of his new team?
When people vote on this question, they are entered into the contest to win tickets to see this interesting football game. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm. (Central Standard Time), August 12, 2012. Winners will be notified through e-mail.
StorageMart has 35 self storage facilities in Toronto and is the largest provider of self storage in that city. They are also the official self storage provider for the Argonauts. (So that makes for a perfect match for giving away tickets to their upcoming game.)
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“Eskimos send Ricky Ray to Argonauts.” National Post; 12 December 2011.
“Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray doesn’t regret trade from Edmonton.” The Gazette; 12 July 2012.