Tiger-Cats join respect for women campaign

News Oct 12, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have joined MentorAction’s Be More than a Bystander campaign to help increase community awareness about the impact of violence against women and girls and to speak out against inappropriate behaviour.

As part of the partnership the football club has agreed to:

• run a community awareness campaign next season including public service announcements at home games.

• designate next February as Be More Than a Bystander Month. Players and MentorAction officials will visit local high schools and take part in workshops about gender-based violence with students.

• work with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to get the MentorAction message to thousands of public high school student next spring through an outdoor field trip to Tom Hortons Field through a day of fun and physical activity.

• continue current Tiger-Cat community programs in the community with Be More Than a Bystander elements.

The 'Cats were invited to join the campaign following the team’s aborted move in August to hire former Baylor University football coach Art Briles as an assistant coach.

Briles was fired by Baylor in May 2016 after an investigation found the school had mishandled a number of sexual assault allegations made against Baylor students over a number of years, including by some members of the football team.

For the Tiger-Cats, the program will feature players Courtney Stephen, Justin Vaughn and Terrell Davis along with Ticat alumni Mike Morreale.

MentorAction is a group of local male leaders who actively speak out about ending gender-based violence.

It was formed in 2013 as an initiative through Interval House, a nonprofit women’s shelter that began in 1986.

Tiger-Cats join respect for women campaign

Football club teaming up with MentorAction

News Oct 12, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have joined MentorAction’s Be More than a Bystander campaign to help increase community awareness about the impact of violence against women and girls and to speak out against inappropriate behaviour.

As part of the partnership the football club has agreed to:

• run a community awareness campaign next season including public service announcements at home games.

• designate next February as Be More Than a Bystander Month. Players and MentorAction officials will visit local high schools and take part in workshops about gender-based violence with students.

• work with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to get the MentorAction message to thousands of public high school student next spring through an outdoor field trip to Tom Hortons Field through a day of fun and physical activity.

• continue current Tiger-Cat community programs in the community with Be More Than a Bystander elements.

The 'Cats were invited to join the campaign following the team’s aborted move in August to hire former Baylor University football coach Art Briles as an assistant coach.

Briles was fired by Baylor in May 2016 after an investigation found the school had mishandled a number of sexual assault allegations made against Baylor students over a number of years, including by some members of the football team.

For the Tiger-Cats, the program will feature players Courtney Stephen, Justin Vaughn and Terrell Davis along with Ticat alumni Mike Morreale.

MentorAction is a group of local male leaders who actively speak out about ending gender-based violence.

It was formed in 2013 as an initiative through Interval House, a nonprofit women’s shelter that began in 1986.

Tiger-Cats join respect for women campaign

Football club teaming up with MentorAction

News Oct 12, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have joined MentorAction’s Be More than a Bystander campaign to help increase community awareness about the impact of violence against women and girls and to speak out against inappropriate behaviour.

As part of the partnership the football club has agreed to:

• run a community awareness campaign next season including public service announcements at home games.

• designate next February as Be More Than a Bystander Month. Players and MentorAction officials will visit local high schools and take part in workshops about gender-based violence with students.

• work with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to get the MentorAction message to thousands of public high school student next spring through an outdoor field trip to Tom Hortons Field through a day of fun and physical activity.

• continue current Tiger-Cat community programs in the community with Be More Than a Bystander elements.

The 'Cats were invited to join the campaign following the team’s aborted move in August to hire former Baylor University football coach Art Briles as an assistant coach.

Briles was fired by Baylor in May 2016 after an investigation found the school had mishandled a number of sexual assault allegations made against Baylor students over a number of years, including by some members of the football team.

For the Tiger-Cats, the program will feature players Courtney Stephen, Justin Vaughn and Terrell Davis along with Ticat alumni Mike Morreale.

MentorAction is a group of local male leaders who actively speak out about ending gender-based violence.

It was formed in 2013 as an initiative through Interval House, a nonprofit women’s shelter that began in 1986.