Variety presents … Hometown Champions

Variety Manitoba is proud to introduce a brand new program called Hometown Champions sponsored by Monopoly Realty.

The objective of Variety’s Hometown Champions is to have a local professional athlete act as a brand ambassador and role model for Variety children to help motivate and inspire them to reach their potential.

Variety is proud to announce Brady Oliveira as our inaugural Hometown Champion in Manitoba.





In addition to all the accolades he has received during his high school and college careers, Brady has faced his share of adversity along the way; becoming the starting running back for his hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

His kind and caring nature makes him a natural with children and an obvious choice to become Variety’s Inaugural Hometown Champion.

Brady Oliveira says, “I’m excited to participate in Variety’s Hometown Champion program in support of kids living with special needs. I hope my involvement can inspire all children in Manitoba, and I can encourage them to reach their potential”.

Watch here and learn more about the program:

About Brady Oliveira

Brady Oliveira is a Canadian football league running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Brady was born and raised in Winnipeg and after finishing his career among the University of North Dakota’s all-time leading rushers, he was drafted with the 14th overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft, making him the first overall running back selected. Oliveira settled into his role starting all 18 regular-season games in 2022 — plus the Western Final and the 109th Grey Cup — while posting his first 1,000-yard season.

Additionally, every yard Brady gains this season, helps Variety kids in Manitoba, thanks to Monopoly Realty.

Thank you Brady Oliveira and Monopoly Realty for your generous support.


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