CFLAA Legends of the Game Profile – Rob Bresciani
Local product Rob Bresciani has become a very accomplished businessman since leaving the CFL. Bresciani has owned and operated a variety of successful businesses including Applause Dinner Theater (20 years), Sommerville Safe and Lock (10 years) and Winchester Management (15 years)
“I have slowed down a little do some commercial real estate development and business consulting,” said Bresciani.
The former Regina Ram confirmed the skills he learned in the CFL transferred very well to the business world.
“My time in the CFL taught me about hard work and commitment,” said Bresciani. I learned how important it is to do whatever it takes to succeed and being a CFL player also opened many doors for me as well.”
Bresciani, who played with Calgary, Saskatchewan and Ottawa, has been very active in the community, both through his business dealings and the Roughrider Alumni.
“As part of our Alumni Association we hold two golf tournaments per year, as well as a whiskey and Wine festival,” said Bresciani. “We support a Cancer Run for Children Research and also team up for an Anti-Bullying campaign.”
According to Bresciani the Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumni believe in giving back to grass roots of the sport that treated them so well.
“Our main fundraising charity is minor football across Saskatchewan, but we also like to support numerous children’s charities,” said Bresciani.
Giving back to the community has always been important Bresciani, who counts winning the 1989 Grey Cup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, as his career highlight.
“As professional athletes, we all experienced a great deal of support from the community to help us achieve our dreams,” said Bresciani. “It only makes sense for us to give back to the community as-a-way to say thank you.”
Article by Tony Playter
Photos Courtesy of Rob Bresciani/Saskatchewan Roughriders/John Bradley