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Former Ottawa Rough Rider gave back to the game at every level Thursday, November 23, 2017 — OTTAWA -- A life marked by a devotion to football and a willingness to help others was honoured this evening with the posthumous presentation of the Commissioner’s Award to Rick Sowieta. “A wise man once said that the meaning of life is ... More

CFL Alumni Rick Sowieta Passes Away

August 26th, 2017 CFL Alumni  Rick Sowieta fought a courageous battle against cancer but succumbed to this insidious disease today. He played 10 years in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders.  Rick was a three time CFL Eastern All Star (1980, 1983, and 1985) playing linebacker.   Rick and his wife Jenny have made the ... More

Former Rough Rider has surgery to treat pancreatic cancer

February 28, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS VIA: http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2017/02/28/former-rough-rider-surgery-treat-pancreatic-cancer/ Photo courtesy of Scott Grant Photography Former Ottawa Rough Rider Rick Sowieta is recovering in hospital after a procedure to treat aggressive pancreatic cancer. After going public with his battle, ... More

Help Rick Sowieta tackle cancer!

By Sowieta Family Support Rick by clicking on the link below https://www.youcaring.com/ricksowieta-732047?fb_action_ids=10154109344522190&fb_action_types=youcaringcom%3Adonate Rick Sowieta Story In February 2016 Rick and his family’s worlds were turned upside down when he was diagnosed with stage 3 inoperable pancreatic cancer. ... More

CFL Fans Fight Cancer Meet and Greet Raises Money at Grey Cup

On November 26th, 2016 the CFL Fans Fight Cancer (http://www.cflfansfightcancer.com/) held a meet and greet fundraiser to raise money for the Never Alone Foundation (https://neveralonefoundation.ca/) and Wellspring Canada (https://wellspring.ca/).   The meet and greet was open to all CFL fans across the country. There were many auction items to bid on ... More