The Calgary Stampeders are proud to announce wide receiver Anthony Parker’s partnership with Goodwill Industries of Alberta.
Parker played collegiately for the University of Calgary Dinos where he was a two-time Canada West all-star. Drafted by the Stamps with the third overall pick in the 2011 CFL Draft, he is now in the midst of his sixth season with the Red and White. Through 75 career games, Parker has tallied 101 receptions and was also a member of the Stampeders 2014 Grey Cup championship team.
“The reason I chose to serve as a rep for Goodwill is because it gives me the opportunity from a position of privilege to serve those that are in a time of need. It’s been proven time and again in our community that when people are in need we stand up to help. I’m excited for this opportunity and I look forward to making a difference right here at home,” says Anthony Parker.
Goodwill is a local not-for-profit and social enterprise that helps individuals with disabilities find jobs. “As a social enterprise we have a purpose and that is through the dignity of a job and the power of work, we are changing lives for the better, strengthening families and strengthening communities,” says Dale Monaghan, the organization’s President and CEO.
Goodwill is one of the largest employers of persons with disabilities in Alberta and through their Power of Work program Goodwill is providing career development and job placement for Albertans with disabilities in the communities they proudly serve throughout and across Alberta.
“We need more advocates like Anthony and the Stampeders to help the community learn about what kind of impact a job has on the life of someone with a disability,” says Dale Monaghan, the organization’s President and CEO.
Support from the community directly impacts the lives of Albertans with disabilities and mental health challenges. With this support, Goodwill is able to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their lives through meaningful employment.