About

GEAR UP WITH JON RYAN FOUNDATION:

GEAR UP is a new foundation that will continue Jon’s commitment to give back to the Regina and Saskatchewan communities.

A portion of all GEAR UP funds will continue to support the Bob Ryan Scholarship Fund and the Allan Blair Cancer Centre.

Another important initiative for Gear Up is supplying equipment to minor sports teams to improve the quality and safety equipment available to their players.

Our initial partnership will be with Regina Minor Football and the Gear Up Mighty Mites. Gear Up will assist Regina Minor Football in purchasing all new equipment for this league and will make it possible for Regina Minor Football to open this league up to more players.

REGINA MINOR FOOTBALL:

Regina Minor Football (RMF) is a tackle football league for boys and girls. There are 4 Age Divisions: Mighty Mites, Atom, PeeWee and Bantam.

They run a Spring League (mid-April to mid-May) designated for players Grades 9, 10, & 11 in high school. This league runs independent and prior to the regular High School schedule set by the City high schools.

Training camps will begin the Tuesday after the August Long weekend and league play will begin approximately two weeks later. Mighty Mites and Atom players will be finished by the end of September, PeeWee and Bantam players will be finished by the end of October.

JON RYAN:

Hometown Regina, Saskatchewan. #9 Seattle Seahawks Punter.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Signed by Seattle Seahawks as a free agent on September 9, 2008.
• Originally signed by Green Bay as a free agent on February 1, 2006. Spent two years in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2004-05.
• Kicked his way in to the NFL record books vs. New England (10/14/12) after averaging 60.0 yards on four punts, ranking third in NFL history (min. four attempts) for highest average in a single-game. He is the first player since 1946 to accomplish the feat and third player all-time.
• Has recorded 548 career punts for 24,676 yards (45.0 avg.) with 176 punts inside the 20 in his

career.
• Seattle’s career leader in punting average (45.23) and long punt (77 yards at San Francisco, 9/11/11).
• Seattle’s single-season leader in average (46.64 in 2011) which is the highest average in Seahawks history, net average (40.8 in 2012), and tied for most punts downed inside the 20 (34 in 2011).