CFL legend Damon Allen to lead high school quarterback challenge at York

Damon AllenDamon Allen, Canadian Football League legend and four-time Grey Cup champion, hosts his inaugural High School Quarterback Challenge at York University Stadium on Friday, May 27.

Right: Damon Allen

The challenge, which takes place from 8:45am to 5pm and is free for everyone, is a celebration of Canadian amateur football and is the first of its kind in North America. Quarterbacks from across Ontario will be competing in a series of skills challenges, with university scholarships and trophies awarded to the top three scorers. The event gives next generation quarterbacks the chance to showcase their talents and abilities in front of family, friends and varsity scouts and coaches.

The qualifying round will take place from 9am to 2pm and feature 100 quarterbacks, with the top eight scorers advancing to the championship round at the end of the day.

As part of the festivities, cheerleading teams from across Ontario will bring the stadium to life while the quarterbacks compete and there will also be a media challenge, where personalities will go head-to-head with each other and alongside Allen.

For more information and full event details, visit the Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge website. San Diego-born Allen led three different teams to Grey Cup victory as quarterback: the Edmonton Eskimos (1987 and 1993), the BC Lions (2000) and the Toronto Argonauts (2004).