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FIRST ON THE FIELD FLAG FOOTBALL, PRESENTED BY FIRSTONTARIO, RETURNS THIS WEEK.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday, the return of the FirstOn the Field Flag Football program presented by FirstOntario Credit Union.

Tiger-Cats players, including Simoni Lawrence, Dylan Wynn, Chris Van Zeyl, Rich Leonard, Mason Bennett, Alden Darby, Alex Fontana and Stavros Katsantonis will welcome over 200 students, from both Hamilton school boards, to Tim Hortons Field on September 27th and 28th at 12 p.m. to help teach the students the fundamentals of football in a fun and safe way.

“FirstOn the Field is a great program designed to help students increase their physical activity and learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle, while having fun at the same time,” said Joanne Battaglia, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Community Partnerships, FirstOntario. “This is one of the many benefits of our partnership with the Ticats – working together to support youth health and wellness and making a positive impact in our community.”

The program is free to all 200+ participants, who will be coached by Ticats players and coaches with a focus on football fundamentals and skill development. Participating schools are provided with transportation to and from the event and each participant will receive a FirstOntario gift bag complete with a FirstOn the Field Flag Football t-shirt and a personalized Tiger-Cats nameplate.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to introduce the next generation of Ticats and CFL fans to football in a safe and engaging way.” Said Courtney Stephen, Director of Community Partnerships, Hamilton Sports Group. “We want to thank our partners at FirstOntario Credit Union and our players for making the FirstOn the Field program an overwhelming success.”

FAST FACTS:

WHO: Tiger-Cats players, including Simoni Lawrence, Dylan Wynn, Chris Van Zeyl, Rich Leonard, Mason Bennett, Alden Darby, Alex Fontana and Stavros Katsantonis.
Students from the HWDSB and HWCDSB
FirstOntario Credit Union employees

WHAT: The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will launch the team’s 2022 FirstOn the Field Flag Football program presented by FirstOntario Credit Union.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th 12-3 p.m., Wednesday, September 28th 12-3 p.m.

WHERE: Tim Hortons Field (64 Melrose Ave. N. Hamilton, ON)

WHY:  The program supports the development of football in Hamilton and the surrounding area at a grassroots level and provides its participants with the opportunity to learn from Ticats players in a fun and safe way.

 

About FirstOntario Credit Union
FirstOntario is a full service cooperative financial institution, serving members for more than 80 years throughout the Golden Horseshoe, Niagara Region and Southwestern regions of Ontario. With $5.9 billion in assets under management, FirstOntario is one of Canada’s largest credit unions. Everyone is welcome to be part of FirstOntario for financial services including daily transactions, mortgages, lines of credit, loans and investments. FirstOntario profits are invested into the communities we serve through support for entrepreneurs, competitive rates and charitable pursuits including our award-winning student nutrition program. Learn more about us today at FirstOntario.com.

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