The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are excited about the high level of enthusiasm surrounding the Blue Bombers and thank all our fans for their support. As part of the community outreach of the Blue Bombers, players will make non-gratuitous appearances for non-profit organizations, and school functions based on their availability. As well, players can attend corporate functions based on availability, with a small appearance fee being charged to the company.
The following information will explain our procedures and guidelines to assist you with your Appearance Request, specifically as it relates to the Blue Bombers' potential involvement.
- Player Appearance requests must be received in writing at least 3 weeks prior to the event date.
- Appearances cannot be made during Training Camp or during the playoffs.
- During the season, active players are unable to make appearances less than 48 hours prior to a game.
- Appearance requests during the off-season are limited due to the availability of players residing in Winnipeg.
- Written requests must be submitted on organizations' official letterhead and include:
o Organization’s name and address
o Type of event/program
o Contact person’s name and contact info
o Event date, time, and length of event
o Specific role of player(s) and staff member(s)
o Approximate number of people at the event
o Directions to event location
o Any other pertinent information
- Approved requests will be contacted by a representative of the Blue Bombers prior to the event.
- Please note, due to the number of requests received by the Blue Bombers, the review process can be lengthy. Please be patient.
Please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org attention: Melanie Espela. Please include a completed Player Appearance Request Form which can be found here.
- Non-profit Organization/School Appearance/Charity Function = Free (upon approval of status).
- Corporate function = $200 per hour* (Plus travel time if rural appearance).
- Discount rate would apply for sponsors of the team.
*Please note these rates are not for higher profile players.