Steinley enjoys a special Grey Cup moment

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Of the 44,710 fans crammed into Mosaic Stadium for the 101st Grey Cup, Swift Current's Noah Steinley had a little bigger smile than most other fans after making an appearance on the turf during Sunday's contest.

At the end of the first quarter, with the host Saskatchewan Roughriders jumping into a 10-0 lead over the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Noah and his mom Michelle Steinley were called onto the field to receive a donation on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sun Life Financial pledged a donation of $101 to JDRF for every successful field goal during the 2013 Canadian Football League season, and during Sunday's Grey Cup game they made an on field donation of $10,000 to the JDRF Regina Chapter to help prevent diabetes.

"It was surreal to be there. It was very exciting," Michelle Steinley explained after returning home following the Riders 45-23 victory over Hamilton. "It was unreal to be there and just to see all the fans, and the Sea of Green."

The Steinley's watched the opening quarter from the Southwest corner of the stadium, and were overwhelmed by the noise during the start of the contest.

"It was really loud. I couldn't really make out what they were saying. I could just hear a roar. And you could feel the electricity in the stadium."

Following the presentation, they went to join the rest of their family in the stands to enjoy the remainder of the contest.

"He's a pretty big Rider fan. So as much as we were excited about being on the field, I think there was the idea that we just thought we going to be there to make Rider history, and so we were very excited and focussed on the game as well," she said.

Organizations: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Sun Life Financial, Canadian Football League JDRF Regina Chapter

Geographic location: Mosaic Stadium, Swift Current

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