Winning the JAKE GAUDAUR VETERANS’ AWARD, east #CFLBeauty of the Week Presented by Ruffles
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, accompanied by Canadian Veterans Murdoch and Linda Jardine, presented the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to Jeff Perrett, Offensive Tackle for the Montréal Alouettes. The prestigious award was one of the highlights of the 2015 Shaw CFL Awards.
An important part of the Alouette offensive line, Perrett has always led by example on the field and off. During the 2015 season, however, he decided to make public a painfully difficult personal matter. Perrett revealed that he had long been struggling with alcoholism, opening up about the profound affect it has had on his family and the difficult steps he has taken to manage the disease. His story was profiled widely throughout North America.
As a professional athlete, Perrett recognizes that his role in the public eye gives him the opportunity to raise awareness and change the lives of many facing similar challenges. He has become involved in various community programs with the Alouettes, including Together at School, where he shares his life story and past experiences, and encourages kids to stay in school to seek the benefits of a higher education.
For this, Jeff Perrett is an easy #CFLBeauty of the Week.