To request a cheerleader appearance, please fill out the following request form:
FirstOn the Field Flag Football
Presented by FirstOntario Credit Union
The FirstOn the Field Flag Football program, presented by FirstOntario Credit Union, welcomes hundreds of children from local schools to participate in a flag football session at Tim Hortons Field. The program provides its participants with the opportunity to learn from Tiger-Cats players in a safe and fun environment. The FirstOn the Field program launched its inaugural season in 2017, supporting the development of football at the grassroots level.
Hearts in the Huddle
Presented by Enercare
“Hearts in the Huddle is an extension of the Ticats ongoing outreach to children and youth in our community,” says Tiger-Cats Vice Chairman Glenn Gibson. “The real heroes of this game are the children and their parents who demonstrate such amazing courage. Our objective for Hearts in the Huddle is to bring them some joy and encouragement, and hopefully, a bit of fun.” “The Ticats have deep roots in this community and many of our patients look up to the players,” says Pearl Veenema, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful to Bob Young, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization and to the players who have committed to making Hearts in the Huddle a touchdown for our patients and families.” “Making a difference in the community is very important to all of us at Enercare because we live and work in the communities we serve,” says Kris Tessmer, from Enercare. “As a Premier Partner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats we wanted to find a way to bring the game to children who may not have had the opportunity to cheer on the Tiger-Cats in a live setting, and Hearts in the Huddle is our way of making sure these children get an experience like no other.” Hearts in the Huddle presented by Enercare offers the following for deserving youth:
- Tickets to a home game at Tim Hortons Field in a private suite
- On-field access to watch warm-ups
- Meet and greet with Ticats players
- A welcome message on the videoboard
- A souvenir ball and Ticats merchandise
Presented by Summer Fresh
The BeFit Program was launched in 2010 with the objective of educating the youth of TigerTown and the surrounding regions on the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. For the 2017 season, BeFit presented by Summer Fresh, was programmed with individual school visits throughout the Hamilton area and held the first annual BeFit Day at Tim Hortons Field. Thousands of primary school-aged students were brought together to learn about the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet, supporting the team’s community mission of promoting healthy, active, and empowered youth. Star Tiger-Cats players, cheerleaders and mascot Stripes lead interactive on-field programming, including a warm-up stretch, healthy eating game, cooking session, dance and physical activity.
High School Mentorship
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will kick off the sixth year of the High School Mentorship Program in September. This season, approximately 30 high school football teams in Hamilton and the surrounding area will be receiving visits from a Tiger-Cats player. Each participating high school will be assigned one player that will visit three of their practices throughout September and October. At these practices the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will assist the coaches with drills and provide leadership and character development to the young student athletes. Individuals are selected from our High School Mentorship program and recognized as the Coca-Cola Community Captain for demonstrating strong leadership on and off the field. A recipient is awarded in advance of each Tiger-Cats home game and recognition on the videoboard during in the first quarter and is presented with a Coca-Cola Community Captain T-shirt. All High School Mentorship student-athletes are eligible for the Coca-Cola Community Captain.
Kicks For Kids
Presented by Carmen’s Group
The premise of this program is to raise money for the purchase of running shoes for underprivileged kids through the accomplishments of the Tiger-Cats field goal kickers. During all regular season home games, when the Tiger-Cats kick a successful field goal, Carmen’s Group will donate $100 for each yard over 40. For example, a 45 yard field goal will equal a $500 donation. Matching donations will also be made by the Tiger-Cats. At the end of the season, the Tiger-Cats will invite youth from various United Way agencies to go shopping for new shoes with members of the Tiger-Cats and representatives from Carmen’s Group.
Defensive Difference Makers
Presented by Findlay Law
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defence has teamed up with Findlay Law for the Defensive Difference Makers Program. Funds raised through this program will be based on the accomplishments of the Tiger-Cats defense during all regular season home games at Tim Hortons Field in 2017. Proceeds will benefit the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and Area an organization which works with at-risk youth living in poverty, and provides them with opportunities to succeed in life through a broad range of community services. For every pass picked off by the Ticats, a donation of $250 will be made by Findlay Law. For every “pick six” where Hamilton’s defence scores a touchdown on an interception, Findlay Law will double their donation to $500.
Turkstra Kids Community Ticket Program
Thanks to Turkstra Lumber, 30 kids will have the opportunity to attend each regular season Tiger-Cats game for the 2017 season!
Community Ticket Program
The Community Ticket Program is designed to engage community based organizations in the greater Hamilton area and provides them with tickets to attend each Tiger-Cats home game at Tim Hortons Field. The program presents participants with the opportunity to watch the Tiger-Cats warm up from the sidelines pre-game, partake in the excitement of the Canadian Flag Ceremony during the national anthem and enjoy live game action.
Thank you to our generous partners who make this program possible:
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club is very active in fulfilling donation requests from registered charities and non-profit organizations to assist with their fundraising efforts. Every year the Hamilton Tiger-Cats help raise thousands of dollars for charities and benefits by donating items various fundraisers. While we would like to support every organization, we receive a high volume of requests each day. To ensure we are supporting as many charitable organizations as possible, we have focused our efforts in the following areas: grassroots football, children and health & wellness. Please note: we are unable to accommodate requests for families or individuals.
- Request must be done using the form below. We no longer accept requests via mail, email, fax, or telephone.
- Events must be in Hamilton or Southwestern Ontario area.
- Requests must be received at least four (4) weeks in advance of the event.
- Requests must be for fundraising purposes only (ex. Silent or live auction, raffle)
- Charity located in the Hamilton and surrounding area
- Organizations that support or benefit youth football, underserved children and their families, medically-related causes or educational initiatives.
- You will receive notification when a request is processed. Please do not call on the status of your donation.
- Donations will be mailed approximately two (2) weeks before the item is needed for the event.
- Decisions made by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Community Relations Department are final.
Requests related to the following are INELIGIBLE:
- Awards, prizes or incentive programs.
- Requests for operating expenses or monetary donations.
- Individuals or individual pursuits (Stag and Does, etc), fraternal, labour or political groups.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported us both on and off the field. In conjunction with our community efforts, the Tiger-Cat players, mascots and cheerleaders are available for a variety of community appearances in Hamilton and the surrounding area.
Appearances range in nature and generally last for one hour. *Please note that submission of these forms does not guarantee an appearance.
Criteria: We highly recommend that appearances are used as an enhancement/incentive of an event and not viewed as an event itself. Preference is given to events that include direct interaction with children, charity fundraisers and publicity opportunities.
Availability: During the CFL season, players are available for a limited time due to game-day practices, meetings and team travel. Players are typically not available on game-days, as well as the day before and after a game.
Promoting Appearances: Use of the Tiger-Cats name, logos and trademarks, as well as any advertising that implies the support or sponsorship of an event by the Ticats must be approved by our head office. Before promoting a Ticats appearance, please check with the Community Relations Department for acceptable practices. This policy pertains to all forms of advertising, including all print, television and radio promotion.
In order to guarantee a safe, convenient and hassle-free visit, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats request the following:
- A spacious room to be made available for TC or Stripes to change in/out of their gear. Bathrooms not acceptable.
- A person (16 years or older) must be assigned to accompany Tiger-Cats Mascot and assist with crowd control.
To request a mascot appearance, please fill out the following request form:
To request a player appearance, please fill out the following request form: