As the CFL regular season winds down and the Tiger Cats are still in the hunt for the play-offs, some of their victories were off the field this year.
A great game against Toronto on Labour Day also saw a huge amount of food being raised by Ti-Cat fans in the Purolator #TackleHunger competition. When all the food was weighed and cash donations counted, Hamilton was tops in the league with 140,975 pounds of food raised.
Winnipeg, which had been the #TackleHunger leader all season long before Labour Day, raised almost 128,000 pounds. That’s good for second place. BC and Calgary are the only teams with food drives still to take place.
Purolator has been partnered with the CFL teams for #TackleHunger since 2003. The annual Labour Day food drive originated in Hamilton in the 1990’s under the leadership of Angelo Mosca and the Ti-Cat Alumni.
Last year, Hamilton fans raised over 113,000 pounds of food.