Bombers, Bowman surprise young fan with jersey on birthday

The Winnipeg Football Club and recently-signed receiver Adarius Bowman have gone above and beyond to turn a frown upside down.

Olivia, a young fan from Edmonton, was devastated when the Eskimos unceremoniously cut Bowman earlier this month to avoid paying an off-season roster bonus.

On Sunday, Bowman appeared at Olivia’s birthday party where he surprised her with a jersey, signed hat, and teddy bear courtesy of the team.

It was a nice gesture from a team that has recently demonstrated an understanding of how much such acts can mean to the CFL community. Perhaps the Eskimos — who announced Bowman’s release with a mere sentence in an otherwise-unrelated press release — could look to follow suit.