Not a football post - but I think appropriate on this Remembrance Day.
The Hamilton Bulldogs will attempt to raise $50,000 for Corporal Nathan Cirillo’s son as part of their Salute the Military game against the Marlies on December 5th.[url=https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/hamilton-bulldogs-hope-to-raise--50-000-for-fallen-canadian-soldier-s-son-202058729.html]https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-p ... 58729.html[/url]
When the Bulldogs host the Toronto Marlies next month, they’ll do so wearing special uniforms designed in conjunction with the Cirillo family that will have features of the solidier’s Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment ceremonial attire.
The chest patch just above the Bulldogs logo will read “In Memory of Cpl. Cirillo.?
Along with Cirillo’s father and sister, his five-year old son, Marcus, will be in attendance for a pre-game ceremonial puck drop. The Bulldogs will take $2 from every ticket sold and put it toward the Marcus Cirillo Trust. That, along with an auction of the team’s specialty uniforms, will help in an attempt to reach a goal of $50,000.
“(Marcus) has got a life ahead of him where he’s not going to know his dad,? Bulldogs president Stephen Ostaszewicz told Ken Campbell of The Hockey News. “So if we can rally together to put him in the best economic situation possible so he can live life to the fullest without being disadvantaged … for us it really hits home.?
Hamilton has been averaging just under 4,400 fans a game this season, but given the specialness of the night, Ostaszewicz should see a full building of over 17,000 fans, giving the team a great start toward their goal of $50,000 for Marcus.