Success Stories

Movember
Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, during the month of November, start on the 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer.
 
Mystery Night with a Celebrity
An annual fundraiser where a lottery is held to match a table of ten with a celebrity!
 
Pink in the Rink 2011
The ‘Dogs will held their annual “Pink in the Rink” game on Saturday February 12th at 4:00 p.m. against the Rochester Americans. The game was aimed to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Support Services which is a self-help organization created by women for anyone who has concerns about breast cancer or general breast health. BCSS is also a truly unique organization as it is the only support centre in the Hamilton, Halton area which deals specifically with breast cancer.
 
Dawgs Breakfast
As part of the Dawgs Breakfast Program, a $1,200 fridge was donated to Bennetto Elementary School from Paul Hoag of Robar Centre while Quaker has donated an additional $10,000 worth of product to be divided amongst the three schools and be delivered the morning of Friday, February 11th. 
The Hamilton Bulldogs and Bulldogs Foundation in conjunction with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board announced on November 30th the launch of the Dawgs Breakfast Program. The program will provide breakfast to over 2,000 students who attend Barton Secondary School, Bennetto Elementary School and Parkview Secondary School. With support from The Grocery Foundation and Quaker, a Divison of PepsiCo Foods Canada, the Bulldogs Foundation is committing $225,000 in cash or kind to the program over the next three years. On November 30th at a press conference held at Bennetto Elementary School, The Bulldogs Foundation presented a $10,000 cheque to each of the three schools to begin the program. 
 
RIDE Program- 2011
The Hamilton Bulldogs and the Hamilton Police held a press conference on Friday, December 10th to announce that the organizations had teamed up to commit to reducing impaired driving. The Hamilton Police will be giving out vouchers to drivers who successfully complete RIDE lanes. The vouchers can be turned into the Copps Coliseum box office for one free admission ticket to a Bulldogs game.
 
Children’s Aid Society- 2011
The Bulldogs Foundation recently held the “My Favourite Things” raffle where fans had a chance to win individual gift baskets that were created by each player and consist of that player’s favourite items. All the money raised from the raffle was donated to the Children’s Aid Society, which went on to purchase Christmas presents for four families in need.
 
Skate with the Bulldogs- 2011
The Hamilton Bulldogs and Bulldogs Foundation, in association with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Walter Gretzky and Hamilton Minor Hockey, held their third annual ‘Skate with the Bulldogs’ on Sunday, December 12th at Copps Coliseum. Registered Bulldogs fans and minor hockey players took to the ice for a skate and autograph session with the ‘Dogs players. The event raised approximately $20,000 for minor hockey league programs in Hamilton as well as CNIB Hamilton.
 
2011 McMaster Children’s Hospital Christmas Visit
The Bulldogs made their annual McMaster Children’s Hospital visit on Monday, December 6th. The players interacted with the children, signing autographs and giving out gifts, and also made special visits to the children who were unable to leave their rooms. The players also sang Christmas songs to the children including ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’.
 
Toy Toss 2011
The ‘Dogs held their 13th annual stuffed toy toss at their game on December 4th against the Chicago Wolves. The Bulldogs were defeated 2-1 in the game but collected over 2,000 toys that were thrown to the ice following Max Pacioretty’s third period goal. The toys will now be donated to local charities including Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, Interval House of Hamilton, the Salvation Army and other charitable groups in the Hamilton area for distribution to families in need for Christmas.
 
CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER FOR FOUR FAMILIES - 2009
The Bulldogs Foundation donated all proceeds from the Bulldogs "My Favourite Things" raffle to the Children's Aid Society of Hamilton. The donation was used to buy Christmas gifts for four families in need in the Hamilton area.  

The Bulldogs Foundation raised the money by hosting the Bulldogs "My Favourite Things" raffle in which fans
would purchase raffle tickets to try and win gift baskets that were created by each player and consisted of their favourite items. 
In addition to the gifts, the Bulldogs foundation donated over 500 stuffed toys to the Children's Aid Society. The stuffed toys were collected from the Bulldogs "Stuffed Toy Toss Night" that was held on December 4th and saw 1,550 stuffed toys thrown onto the ice. The remaining stuffed toys will be donated to Interval House of Hamilton, the Salvation Army and various other charitable groups in the Hamilton area.
 
'Dogs Annual Stuffed Toy Toss Night - December 4th, 2009

Following the first Hamilton Bulldogs goal scored on the Bulldogs annual Stuffed Toy Toss Night on December 4th, fans threw approximately 1,550 stuffed toys to the ice.  All of the stuffed animals collected from this game were distributed to the Children's Aid Society, Interval House of Hamilton, and other charitable organizations in the Hamilton area in time for the holidays.

 
Donation to the Children's Aid Society - December 2008
On December 15th, 2008, American Iron & Metal in association with the Bulldogs Foundation donated $2,000 to the Children's Aid Society. The donation was used to buy Christmas gifts for five families in need in the Hamilton area.  In addition to the gifts, the Bulldogs Foundation donated over 600 stuffed toys to the Children's Aid Society collected from the annual Stuffed Toy Toss Night, held on December 7th.
 
My Favourite Things - December 2008

A significant amount of money was raised for the Children's Aid Society of Hamilton at "My Favourite Things" Silent Auction. Wives and Girlfriends of the Hamilton Bulldogs players created gift baskets filled with favourite items selected by 18 players who donated their own money for shopping.

Approximately $1,100 was raised directly through the Silent Auction and an additional $1,100 was donated through Andlauer Management Group fundraising programs.


Each basket was auctioned and each included an autographed action shot!

 
Hamilton Bulldogs Donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - November 2008

On November 13th, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosted the 7th annual Silent and Live Auction for the Cure.  Over the past 7 years, the Auction for the Cure has given over $383,000 dollars to juvenile diabetes research because of the generosity of their many supporters.

Owner and Chairman of the Hamilton Bulldogs, Michael Andlauer, presented a check for a $10,000 donation to Co-Chairman of JDRF, Rob MacRae, on behalf of the Bulldogs Foundation to help continue the research to find a cure. 

With JDRF continuing to accelerate the pace of research on the frontlines and giving everything they possibly can to this incredible effort to find a cure, we know that a world without diabetes will be a reality.

 
Partnership: Hamilton Bulldogs and American Iron & Metal - October 2008

The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation, in cooperation with American Iron & Metal, announced a partnership that will see a portion of all scrap metals sold to AIM Ontario, every Saturday, donated to the Bulldogs Foundation.

Fans can simply go to the AIM Ontario location at 75 Windermere Road off Burlington Street every Saturday morning from 9am to 11am with their scrap metal.  A percentage of all sales will go directly to the Foundation.