Gryphons in the Community
As members of the Gryphon Football team, we have a responsibility to give back to our community to create long-lasting relationships.
Community service is essential to build character. Each gryphon is fortunate enough to attend university and we want our student-athletes to realize the importance of helping others.
Gryphons have been given a great gift of athleticism and ability to participate in activities, and by being an active member of the community we are building leaders both on and off the field.
Giving back to the community brings us closer as a team and as a family.
Gryphons in Ecuador 2018
Every year, Gryphon Football invites up to four players to participate in a MEtoWE trip. MEtoWE is an innovative social enterprise that aims to procure large scale funding for humanitarian operations around the world. The university trips run by MEtoWE give volunteers hands-on experience working alongside community members on a WE Charity development project. In particular, Walker Breen and Graham Brodie were granted the opportunity to go to explore and volunteer in Ecuador.
Breen and Brodie assisted in building the foundation of a school while they were in rural Ecuador. Our players spent the majority of their time in a town called Cruz Chicta which suffers from a lack of educational infrastructure, clean water and health care, and numerous agricultural challenges which have stifled productivity and growth. Seeing these problems made our players motivated to help the locals.
To read more about their experience in Ecuador with MEtoWE, click here.
grey Cup Tour
On the 4th of May, 4 incredible former Gryphons took part in the Grey Cup Tour. These athletes are none other than Cam Walker, Jake Reinhart, Curtis Newton and Jeff Finley of the Toronto Argonauts. Because of their latest victory in the CFL, these athletes decided to visit Guelph to give back to a community that gave them so much.
They visited John Galt Public School, Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute and Willow Road Public School. At these schools, the four Argonauts, dressed in their Gryphon jerseys, spoke to students and signed autographs. Both the former Gryphons and the students really enjoyed the visit.
As well, the athletes visited the Guelph City Hall where they recieved a warm welcome.