For his day job, Winnipeg Blue Bombers safety Kyries Hebert flies around field smacking down any opposing receiver or quarterback that crosses his path. When the pads come off though, Hebert turns on his charm, organizing high-class charity events around the city.
His most recent endeavour was late last month. With teammate Charles Roberts as his co-presenter, Hebert put on The Ultimate Summer Affair -- an all-white dress code event where dates with pro athletes were auctioned off for charity. Those up from grabs included the likes of Bombers slotback Milt Stegall and quarterback Kliff Kingsbury.
"I've been working that everyday after practice," Hebert said last week. "I have to make sure the co-ordinator for the event is on top of her game and make sure all the things are in place.
"That's been occupying a lot of my time for the last month. Everyday I'm making phone calls, making sure people are in their right place and taking care of business.
"Once this event is over with, I have another event coming up in October, so I have another month of it coming."
That event would be the Big Breast Bash 2, which raises money for breast cancer research.
"It was a great success last year," the 6-foot-3 safety said.
Hebert's normal practice day involves him arriving at the stadium by 7 a.m., being in meetings from 8-11 a.m. and then practising till 1:30 p.m. That schedule, like all the players on the team, leaves him all afternoon and evening to do as he pleases.
"I like to do things for charity and we do have a lot of free time," Hebert explained. "I'd rather take my time and do something positive with it, rather than letting be idle time because idle time is no good."
But the Big Breast Bash 2 will be Hebert's last shindig of the season.
"After that I'll be getting tuned up for the playoffs," he said.
When it comes to game day, it's nothing out of the ordinary for the UL-Lafayette grad.
"I wake up and go to breakfast," he said. "Then I come home and watch some film, maybe sleep. If I have fans or friends that need tickets, I take care of that. After lunch, I sleep the rest of the day until it's time for me to go to the stadium."
During the winter, the focus for Hebert is still on football.
"I don't work. Football is my job," he said firmly.
He also travels to see some family.
"The first three months I travel and the next three months I work out, getting ready for the season," said Hebert.