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Mosca to be Honoured at Alzheimer’s Fundraiser – Event Details

Angelo Mosca, one of Canada’s greatest sports characters for more than 50 years will be honored at a charity fundraiser known as “STILL MOSCA” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  The event was initiated and being driven by the Mosca family.

A CFL Hall of Famer and former professional wrestler, Mosca was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to “The Angelo Mosca Fund”, in support of Alzheimer’s Canada research and the provision of local Alzheimer services in the Hamilton area, and a portion of the funds earmarked for the CFL Alumni and Ticats Association to assist their members in need. Donations can be made directly to the Angelo Mosca fund https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/alzheimersocietyfoundationofbrant-haldimandnorfolk-hamiltonhalton/ .  You will be issued a tax receipt through Canada helps.

The event will be a unique night featuring sports celebrities who will help celebrate Mosca’s football and wrestling careers. The event will be held at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have thrown their full support behind this event, and will be hosting “Angelo Mosca Night” at their home game the following night.

Comedian Mike Bullard, TSN’s Brian Williams, CHML’s Bill Kelly and Dan “Pigskin Pete” Black will all be part of the evening’s festivities. Former CFL players including Canadian Football Hall of Famer’s Mike “Pinball” Clemons, Peter Dalla Riva, Terry Evanshen, WWE Hall-of-Famer Ric Flair, George Chuvalo, five-time Canadian heavyweight champion, and two-time world heavyweight title challenger; Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, World Boxing Hall of Fame, Order of Canada, and Canada’s Walk of Fame and many other professional athletes and celebrities will also be in attendance.

There will also be a special display of Mosca memorabilia at the event. Fans will get a chance to get up close and personal with items such as the Grey Cup, the NWA Canadian Championship Wrestling Belt, Mosca’s 1965 Grey Cup Championship ring, and other personal Mosca items such as the cane used in the “capping” of Joe Kapp.

“I can’t believe what the kids, Helen my wife and the community are doing,” said Mosca. “It has brought out a great deal of emotion looking back at my life.  I am very excited at seeing a few old friends with new teeth.”

“We are really looking forward to sharing an exciting fun filled evening with family, friends and the community as we pay tribute to our dad,” added Mosca’s daughter Jolene. “The “Still Mosca” Event is to honour, not just his incredible careers but also his selfless contributions to various charities and services. Please come and join us!”

Members of the Organizing Committee include Ron Foxcroft, Scott Mitchell, Ezerins, Brian Williams and Angelo Mosca jr., who wrestled professionally with his Dad in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Tickets are on sale now for STILL MOSCA. When the Tiger-Cats host Montreal the following night, August 27 at Tim Hortons Field, the club will celebrate the career of one of its most iconic players with an on-field presentation and other memorable events. A ticket to the dinner plus a Silver level seat to the game may be purchased together for one low price of $168. Please contact Jeremy Ketchen at 905-547-2287ext.263, jketchen@ticats.ca to purchase your bundle package today.

For more information About STILL MOSCA please contact Leo Ezerins, Executive Director, CFL Alumni Association at 905-464-0007 or leo@cflalumni.org.

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