By Brian Schultz
Legendary Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Joe Poplawski will be part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation RIDE for JDRF today.
The goals of this year’s ride was to raise $94,200 with 450 riders, but generous Manitobans stepped up to raise $120,000 with 500 riders.
Poplawski’s agenda includes coaching five Scotiabank employees as part of a fun-filled charity challenge at the downtown YMCA-YWCA.
The Winnipeg area Scotiabank team won the opportunity to have Poplawski join them for on-the-spot training.
Poplawski will be running the bankers through drills from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The CFL Hall of Famer played with the Bombers from 1978 to 1986.