Makowsky dessert supports Chris Knox charity

The Saskatchewan Roughrider's Gene Makowsky invents an ice cream treat in support of a local charity.

The Saskatchewan Roughrider's Gene Makowsky has come up with an ice cream dessert in support of a local charity.

The offensive lineman developed Geno's Gridiron Goodies for the Cold Stone Creamery, an ice cream shop attached to some Tim Horton's outlets.

Makowsky's concoction contains mint, cake batter, marshmallows, pecans, almonds, chocolate shavings and caramel.

Sales of the dessert began Wednesday night and Makowsky's signature dish will be available through the Labour Day long weekend in September.

For every dessert sold, $1 will be donated to the Chris Knox Foundation, a Saskatchewan charity dedicated to helping children, teens and young adults with cancer attend sporting and cultural events.

Kim Folk, Chris Knox's stepfather, says the charity was especially pleased a Roughrider was involved in the fundraising effort as the team was a particular favourite of Knox's.

"I was like man, right on!" Folk said at a launch event in Regina Wednesday.

Makowsky joins a growing list of Roughrider players who have associated themselves with novelty foods, which have included two breakfast cereals: Fantuz Flakes and Darian's Darios.