The Hamilton Sports Group announced Wednesday, the return of BeFit Day, presented by FirstOntario Credit Union.

Players from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC will welcome hundreds of students from across Hamilton to Tim Hortons Field to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging way.

“BeFit Day is a fun and engaging program that helps students learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle,” said Joanne Battaglia, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Community Partnerships, FirstOntario. “We’re proud to work together with the Hamilton Sports Group to support youth health and wellness and make a positive impact in our community.”

Students will visit various health and fitness stations at Tim Hortons Field, including a football skills station hosted by Ticats players, a soccer skills station hosted by Forge FC players, a dance & cheer station hosted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Dance & Cheer team, a food & nutrition station with Grain Farmers of Ontario and players from the Ticats and Forge FC and a station hosted by FirstOntario, which will focus on learning the importance of financial literacy skills through a fun interactive game.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to use our platform to make a difference and educate the students about the importance of physical activity and healthy habits.” Said Courtney Stephen, Director of Community Partnerships, Hamilton Sports Group. “We want to thank our partners at FirstOntario and our players for helping make this all possible.”

Each of the participating students will be provided with transportation to and from Tim Hortons Field and will all receive a FirstOntario gift bag with a ticket voucher to an upcoming Forge FC home match.



WHO: Hamilton Tiger-Cats players including Micah Johnson, Jalen Morton and Mason Bennett.

Forge FC players including Kwasi Poku, Rezart Rama and Malik Owolabi-Belewu

HWDSB and HWCDSB students

FirstOntario Credit Union Employees

WHAT: The Hamilton Sports Group will launch 2022 BeFit Day, presented by FirstOntario Credit Union.

WHEN: Thursday, September 29th, 12-2 p.m.

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

WHY: The program helps students from across Hamilton learn about the importance of physical activity and health and wellness with the opportunity to learn from Tiger-Cats and Forge FC players in a fun and engaging 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


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