GUELPH, ON (January 8, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, #TrainWithGrains Campaign is now accepting entries.

#TrainWithGrains is a social campaign in partnership with Ontario University Athletics (OUA) engaging Ontario University students to how they fuel their bodies with healthy grain-based foods and perform an athletic ability. The Campaign spans over an eight week duration beginning on January 8, 2018 and ending on March 1, 2018. The contest will be promoted online using the universities social sites as well as Grain Farmers of Ontario’s, public outreach campaign: Good in Every Grain.

Students have to record themselves talking/showing how they #TrainWithGrains and demonstrating an athletic feat.   Videos are posted on the #TrainWithGrains contest page and will be tagged using the #TrainWithGrains hashtag as well as tagging their university and Good in Every Grain. Male and Female videos with the most VIEWS will advance to the Final.

During the course of the Campaign, there will be weekly prizes awarded to one Male and one Female courtesy of adidas.

The Final will occur at the University of Guelph on Thursday March 15, 2018 where contestants will compete in a series of activities themed around “Food, Fitness and Friends”.  There will be a point system awarded for each activity with the following cash prizes for each Male and Female contestant. 

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place

$2,500.00 cash

$1,500.00 cash

$1,000.00 cash

$500.00 cash

$500.00 cash

“We are excited to be partnering with the Ontario University Association this winter to highlight the importance of eating a healthy diet amongst the university student population. Train With Grains is a social competition which will encourage students to incorporate grains into their diets as well as showcasing their athletic ability. We are excited to see the submission videos and to host the contest itself in March!”, Crosby Devitt, vice president, Strategic Development, Grain Farmers of Ontario.

To enter the contest, please visit www.GoodinEveryGrain.ca/TrainWithGrains

Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

About the OUA
Ontario University Athletics provides leadership, stewardship and policy direction for university sport and governs sanctioned interuniversity sport competition in Ontario on behalf of its member institutions.

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Brianne Curtis, Communications Coordinator, External Focus, Grain Farmers of Ontario – 519 767-4120; bcurtis@gfo.ca 
Chris Verlaan, Manager, Digital Communications, Ontario University Athletics – 905 635-5510 x207; chris.verlaan@oua.ca