The announcement was made on-field during the second quarter of the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto, where a $100,000 dollar cheque was presented to Angel.
Angel has been raising money for Variety - The Children's Charity of British Columbia since she was five years old. Angel was born with Down Syndrome and other complex health issues, and has been assisted by Variety since she was young. For the past eleven years, Angel has made it her mission to help sick kids through a number of fundraising initiatives, such as knitting hats, selling pins and her own cookbook, and has raised more than $150,000 for Variety. This money has helped Variety buy toys for children in pediatric care and purchase specialized medication and equipment that allows children to walk, talk and hear.
Angel was chosen by a combination of voting by an All-Star Jury panel made up of Michael "Pinball" Clemons - Vice-Chair of the Toronto Argonauts, Mark Cohon, - Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Stewart Johnston - President, TSN, and Anatol von Hahn - Scotiabank's Group Head of Canadian Banking, and public voting earlier this month. Angel was one of eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists, one for every CFL market, who were recognized on-field during the 100th Grey Cup game.