“Big Al”

It is with sincerest regrets that the Edmonton Wildcat Football Club advises our football family and fans of the passing of our long-time General Manager Al Park. “Big Al”, as he was affectionately called, was not only the team’s General Manager for over 14 years but more importantly a mentor, advisor, confidante, and friend to hundreds of players, coaches, volunteers and Board members for all those years … and of course an unbelievably organized administrator.

The tag “Big” didn’t necessarily apply to physical stature – although he would be tough to knock over if you tried! – but more for the size of his heart. Big Al was always there for everyone and no one was left out. Big Al made sure everyone was a welcomed and valued member of the Wildcat family and the football community.

Although his presence will be missed, the mark he left on the team will last forever and Big Al will always be with us.

We extend heartfelt condolences to the Park family.

Sit back and watch over us Big Al, take a nice long rest – you earned it. There aren’t enough dictionaries nor Thesauruses to come with the appropriate words to acknowledge what you meant to all of us so we will simply say “Thank You”.

Once A Wildcat … Always A Wildcat.

NOTE: If you have any memories, recollection, stories and/or anecdotes concerning Big Al you would like to share please forward them to communications@edmontonwildcats.com so we can put them together for all to enjoy.