BOWLING FOR CHEERLEADERS

The Tiger-Cats are excited to present their second Bowling For Cheerleaders event on May 23rd at Prime Time Bowl in Burlington.

Cost of the event is $40 per person or $200 for an entire lane of five. The bowling gets underway at 7:00pm and will finish up at approximately 10:00pm.

Each lane will have the opportunity to bowl with a member of the 2007 KingsGate Wealth Management Ticats Cheerleaders while Ticats players will also be in attendance.

For more information, or to reserve your spot today, call 905-547-CATS (2287).

Looking forward to it

Ouch- the name admits to several interpretations. One suggests that it's a closed event. The other is somewhat 'unfortunate'- it suggests that some property might be acquired.

Its been a long time since women were considered property, Mark,

In any case, I am sure no deeds will be handed out. :twisted:

Its been a long time since women were considered property
Hence my concern. I repeat- it's an unfortunate choice of words. An attempt at being lighthearted but... Oh well. --------------------- :?

As long as they're "done dirt cheap"...

arent we mature??

I can ony speak for myself (and borehamgirl can vouch for me) but I am totally immature when it comes to a topic such as this.

Perhaps this could thread could be changed to "Bowling WITH cheerleaders"?

Perhaps this could thread could be changed to "Bowling WITH cheerleaders"?
Well isnt it a fundraiser for the cheerleaders? So 'Bowling For (the cause) Cheerleaders' would imply you're for helping them.

Wait why do the cheerleaders of a pro football team need fundraising?

Shouldn't there costs be paid for in full by the football team and then they can go about fund raising for causes that need fund raising?

Am I getting the wrong picture here?

It is the CFL its not like profits are turned. I dont know much about how the cheerleaders work but im sure they dont get alot of money and this might help them accomplish all the things in the community they want to do.

i have to agree with joedavtav on this one. whether the league/teams make a profit or not, if the cheerleaders are a part of the team, their compensation should be covered by the team, especially considering the team is pullin in some sponsorship $ by having them named after Kingsgate Wealth Management.
Im sure this will be a fantastic event and i still encourage everyone to go, but maybe if more details were given about how the funds were being spent, people might be even more supportive?

but maybe if more details were given about how the funds were being spent, people might be even more supportive?
The event looked sold out as I was there last year. Had a a lot of fun. Why does anyone care were the funds go to? Its an event, you pay money to go, and you have a good time!

Maybe the money goes to the team, maybe they go to the cheerleaders, maybe nothing/or next to nothing is made at all, maybe it goes to a charity the team/cheerleaders like to support?

When you buy a bigmac do you ask where to money is going?

i dont need to ask where the money is going for the big mac. its a business and its not being pitched as a fundraiser.
This event is. Sure it probably will be sold out, but maybe if the demand is high enough, they can charge more next time and raise even more money.
Enough of you bitch about season ticket prices and what the team is spending money on, i think asking for clarification on where fundraising money is going is a valid question.

When I buy a Big Mac... I know that the price covers the cost of materials, facilities and labour that went into that Big Mac with a healthy profit margin.

The concern I have with this event is that it’s titled in the context of a charitable fundraiser when it in fact looks as if it’s actually subsidizing a component of a corporate sponsored, pro-football operation.

I think there are other revenue streams other than our goodwill that can pay for a football club’s cheerleading team. They in turn should spurn club and community spirit toward causes that need charitable fundraising.

If you ask me, stuff like this should be for free or with the proceeds going to a charitable cause. These cheerleaders are an outfit of a private business not an amateur athletics organization.

I know we get a night of bowling with a cheerleader in return and that’s fine with me. But don't title in the context of a fundraiser if this is the case. Just call it what it is... paid-for entertainment. This event seems to wrongly suggest otherwise.

Either go or dont go. You two seem like your make a lot out of nothing. Clear, people have different views on the title but the team does not advertise that the money goes to anything. It is an event like any other entertainment event....just like buying a ticats game ticket, you can can buy a ticket to this event.

Maybe its just me and I'm missing something, but I don't see anything where it states anything regarding charities or fundraising. It states you pay this much and you get to bowl with a cheerleader.

Monday, May 7, 2007 - 02:15PM

The Tiger-Cats are excited to present their second Bowling For Cheerleaders event on May 23rd at Prime Time Bowl in Burlington.

Cost of the event is $40 per person or $200 for an entire lane. The bowling gets underway at 7:00pm and will finish up at approximately 10:00pm.

Each lane will have the opportunity to bowl with a member of the 2007 KingsGate Wealth Management Ticats Cheerleaders while Ticats players will also be in attendance.

For more information, or to reserve your spot today, call 905-547-CATS (2287).

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While the cheerleaders get some expenses paid for by the team and sponsers. There are some events and activities that are paid for out of their own pocket. Example: Travel to Grey Cup and expsenses.

So the cheerleaders have and continue to have these fundrasier events (Bowling, Selling Calenders) to help cover the out of pocket expenses.

By the way people talk here you make it seem like being a TiCats Cheerleaders is "expense-free" and is a good paying gig. When in reality, they work or go to school and have to do some TiCat work and activites they require them to pay for expenses out of pocket.

This is one way to help them out. Its your choice to help the cause, so help if you want and be supportive. Its not helping the cause complaining.

I don't doubt its not expense free. I just think a truly professional organization should pay for all expenses of their cheer squad. That team is very important to them as far as their involvement and presence in the community goes. To an extent the cheerleaders are also a marketing tool.

All CFL cheer squads are represented at the Grey Cup as they should be. I doubt all 8 squads beg or fundraise to get there. If the Ti-Cats can shuttle 70 or so football staff to every road game, I'm sure they can pay airfare to the Grey Cup for 20 or so cheerleading staff.

The bowling event is what it is yes... I just think this type of event is better suited for a good charitable cause. I'll pay for the cheer team through merchandise and game tickets. If the Cats have the budget to buy a 2 million dollar video board and downtown property... I'm sure they can invest in their cheer squad.

I'm not complaining... its just an observation. It seems unprofessional.

I do a remember a few years ago where some teams did not make it to Grey Cup due to lack of funds :frowning:

It is great to see the girls out at Grey Cup they are a huge part of the league and should also be represented at the grand final of them all...GREY CUP!