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2014

Canada's Brian Diesbourg Kicks $1 Million Field Goal

During Wendy's CFL Halftime Show on TSN



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    TORONTO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ - Brian Diesbourg, a 25-year old mechanical
 engineer and avid soccer player, has become Canada's next million-dollar
 athlete by successfully kicking a 50-yard field goal - worth $1 million - as
 part of the Wendy's Kick for a Million promotion. The event was televised live
 on TSN (The Sports Network) last night (October 27) at halftime, during the
 network's Canadian Football League (CFL) broadcast featuring Hamilton
 Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts.
 
     (x) Media Note: for footage of the million-dollar kick, please contact
         Andrea Goldstein at 416-332-7575
 
     "I still can't believe I made the kick. I have never been so nervous, but
 I knew I had to stay focused on the uprights," said Diesbourg. "This truly is
 the TSN Turning Point of my life!"
     Diesbourg, who hails from Belle River in Ontario, attempted field goals
 ranging in distance from 20 to 50 yards, with lucrative prizes awarded for
 each successful kick. After Diesbourg barely missed splitting the uprights at
 the 20, 30 and 40-yard lines and with the pressure on, he calmly stepped up
 and made no mistake, successfully kicking from the 50-yard line for the grand
 prize of $1 million.
     "This entire promotion has been a tremendous success for everyone
 involved. It's nice to see a young, enthusiastic, everyday CFL fan beat the
 odds and win the million. I think we'll be seeing the kick on highlight reels
 for years to come," said Phil King, President, TSN.
     "What an incredible achievement and how proud Brian's family and
 community must be at this moment. Wendy's is thrilled to present Brian with
 this incredible grand prize," said Desmond Edwards, Wendy's Director of
 Marketing.
     Diesbourg's $1 million kick caps off the first ever Wendy's Kick for a
 Million contest, which attracted nearly 200,000 entries.
 
     TSN is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting
 standard, TSN's flagship news program, SportsCentre, was voted the number-one
 source for sports news by sports fans from across the country.(x) TSN's
 comprehensive broadcast schedule also includes the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs
 and international hockey, the Olympic Games, CFL, NFL, PGA TOUR and all four
 golf Majors, NASCAR, Formula One, Champ Car and IRL auto racing, Blue Jays
 baseball, NBA, curling, tennis, soccer, figure skating and amateur sports
 action. TSN is available in eight million households. TSN's programming and
 news content is also available on-line at TSN.ca.
 
     (x) 2004/2005 Roper Canada - Winter
 
 

SOURCE TSN

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