Penta Completions Estevan Minor Football (EMF) president Steve McLellan has been named one of nine Regional Game Changers for Saskatchewan through the Scotiabank Game Changers Program.
"I feel this really represents all of the football volunteers in Estevan, and I'm the fortunate one to be nominated," said McLellan.
McLellan will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony for the Saskatchewan Roughriders game against the B.C. Lions on September 29 at Mosaic Stadium. He'll be presented with $1,000 for the EMF, a Riders' jersey with the Game Changers patch and a Game Changers football.
Wanda Harron, who is a volunteer coach and supporter of EMF, was McLellan's nominator. She recapped McLellan's leadership and impact with EMF since he moved to Estevan in 2009, and chronicled his guidance of the organization amid the floods of the last two years. McLellan is currently the head coach of the Estevan Century 21 Peewee Chargers.
McLellan has received a little more than 3,500 votes on the Game Changers' website through September 25, which was the fifth-most among the Saskatchewan candidates. People can continue to vote for McLellan until October 14 by visiting the website at https://www.scotiabankgamechangers.com/.
Vote totals and judges' evaluations were used to determine the eight Regional Game Changers.
McLellan is now among the candidates to be Saskatchewan's National Game Changer. One Game Changer will be named for each team in the league. The National Game Changers receive a VIP experience at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto.
"I know I'm definitely up against some stiff competition," said McLellan.
The national Game Changer finalists will be selected by the judges on October 29.