Boston Pizza Supports Milton United Way

I just wanted to say a quick word of thanks to the “celebrity” servers from last nights event at Boston Pizza.

In case you didn’t know, last night the Milton United Way coordinated with Boston Pizza to donate 15% of the food sales in the restaurant to the UW.

It could not have been the success it was without the help and support of our celebrities.  When the call went out, they answered!

Scott Fox who as many people in Milton know is a strong supporter of a number of causes.  From his support of the Milton Hospital Foundation to the United Way, Scott has been amazing and dazzled many in attendance with his serving skills.  Believe me he did not take the night off !

Samantha Attew is a name many people know because she’s always ready to help out when needed.  She was recently recognized for her volunteering in our community by receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee award this past weekend and didn’t hesitate when asked to help out last night.

Another great Miltonian is Yannick Carter.  In between smashing players on the CFL grid iron hes a strong supporter of the Oakville Milton Humane Society.  If you’ve ever wanted to see a 6 foot 2, 250 pound football player go all mushy when he see’s a dog or cat…thats Yannick.

He also enlisted the help of his fellow teammates Ryan Hinds, Jonathan Hood and Iasacc Brown to help out last night.  As everyone knows, Im a big CFL fan and when I see the players helping out the community as these guys do on a regular basis, it makes me even more proud to say that Im a fan.  They give of their time to help out the youth in our community with positive messages like focusing on physical health and getting an education.  They are true CFL ambassadors.

We should also say a big thank you to the staff at Boston Pizza.  They truly made the night fun for us all.  I couldn’t stay long because of a council meeting at 7pm but speaking for our celebrity servers, they did a great job and were awesome.

Hopefully tomorrow we should have the grand total of this event so stay tuned to my Twitter feed for that.  Also this coming Thursday (Valentines Day) is our touch down event where we will announce the grand total of this years fundraising campaign.  Ive been involved with the fundraising team this year for the United Way and they’ve been great.  Tune into TV Cogeco live at 2pm for coverage.

If you’d like more information please go to the Milton United Way website and if you do feel so inclined, make a donation to help the 1 in 4 Miltonian’s who use a United Way service.  Change starts here!

I’ll see you at the doors.

Friendly Wager

Over the last few weeks both myself and Oakville Councillor for Ward 2 Pam Damoff have been engaged in a friendly CFL rivalry.  Pam is a die hard fan of the Toronto Argonauts while yours truly is a strong supporter of the Hamilton TigerCats.

Our discussions of CFL football have been documented on Twitter (www.twitter.com/PamDamoff) and our passion for our teams have lead to a friendly wager for an upcoming game between the Argos and the Ticats on Oct 1st in Toronto.

If the Argos defeat my Cats on October 1st (yes, I chuckled a bit when I said that too) I will make a donation to a charity of her choice which is the Run for the Cure Life on the Line (Twitter @LOTL_65). 

Life on the Line is a nonprofit initiative supporting CBCF founded by Taylor Robertson, a pro football player who lost his mother to breast cancer when he was 7 years old. http://www.lifeontheline.ca . 

Now when Hamilton Tigercats help send the Argos to the basement of the CFL East, she will make a donation to the United Way Milton (www.miltonunitedway.ca) campaign.  The amount is small, only $20 but its a friendly wager indeed.

You can get involved in this as well by joining our wager and you can show your support for BOTH of our charities or if you’d like to let people know you feel the TigerCats or Argos will win on Oct 1st.  I think this would be a great way to support both charities and I urge everyone to make a donation to both and a way for the people from Oakville & Milton to take part.

Both are great choices to support and I urge that you do support the Run for the Cure AND the United Way of Milton.

If you would like to donate to Pam’s Run for the Cure here is the link.  If you would like to make a donation to the United Way of Milton heres the link. 

Drop me a line mike@mikecluett.ca or comment on this blog to let us know who you’ll be rooting for on Oct 1st. 

OSKEE WEE WEE!