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Bulldogs Jersey Auction to Support Marcus Cirillo Trust

BULLDOGS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ONLINE JERSEY AUCTION IN SUPPORT OF MARCUS CIRILLO TRUST
‘Dogs to auction game-worn jerseys, helmets and pant shells from Dec. 5 game versus Toronto Marlies

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HAMILTON, ONT. – The Bulldogs Foundation announced details today for an online jersey auction in support of the Marcus Cirillo Trust.

The online auction is open now on www.bulldogsauction.com and will run until Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m. If last-second bids are being submitted, the closing time will be extended by two minutes per bid.

Anyone wishing to participate in The Bulldogs Foundation online jersey auction must first obtain a username and password to www.bulldogsauction.com to use when bidding. (Note: this procedure only needs to be completed once and you must provide credit card information – VISA, MasterCard or American Express.)

Bidders must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the auction. You can bid right on the website after you sign up by selecting the item you want to bid on and following the onscreen instructions. Each increase in bidding must meet or exceed the minimum bid increment of $5. Bidders are expected to honour all winning bids.

All bids must be placed electronically on the website which can also be accessed via your mobile device. For further information on our jersey auctions, please contact us at 905-529-8500 or by email at stripe@bulldogsauction.com.

Items for the Marcus Cirillo charity auction include:

– Game-worn and game-ready commemorative Bulldogs jerseys, helmets and pant shells from the upcoming Friday, Dec. 5 game versus the Toronto Marlies
– A Reebok replica Hamilton Bulldogs home jersey autographed by country music singer-songwriter Eric Church
– A VIP backstage tour of the Hockey Night in Canada Studios for up to 10 people

The special commemorative jerseys were designed in conjunction with representatives of the Cirillo family and SP Apparel, and are a tribute to Cpl. Cirillo’s ceremonial attire with the cap and badge of his regiment on the shoulder and pant shell. The team will also wear black helmets donated by Reebok-CCM.

Prior to the game, the Bulldogs will honour the late Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and the service and sacrifice of all of those that serve in the Canadian Armed Forces as part of the club’s Military Appreciation Night. In addition to the proceeds from the jersey auction, the Bulldogs will donate $2 to the Marcus Cirillo Trust from every individual and group ticket sold to the Dec. 5 game.

If any individuals or businesses are interested in donating tickets for members of the Canadian Armed Forces to attend the game, please contact Brittany Arner at brittany.arner@hamiltonbulldogs.com or 905-546-8182. The public can donate to the Trust directly by going to a TD Bank branch and asking to give money to the ‘Marcus Cirillo Trust’.

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Bulldogs to Honour Cpl. Cirillo, Canadian Armed Forces

BULLDOGS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT ON DEC. 5

‘Dogs to honour the late Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and raise awareness and funds for Marcus Cirillo Trust

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HAMILTON, ONT. – The Hamilton Bulldogs have announced details for Military Appreciation Night in support of the Marcus Cirillo Trust on Friday, Dec. 5 versus the Toronto Marlies. Prior to the game, the Bulldogs will honour the late Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and the service and sacrifice of all of those that serve in the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Bulldogs will wear a special commemorative jersey during the game (design attached). The jersey, designed in conjunction with representatives of the Cirillo family and SP Apparel, is a tribute to Cpl. Cirillo’s ceremonial attire with the cap and badge of his regiment on the shoulder and pant shell. The team will also wear black helmets donated by Reebok-CCM.

“We’re looking to bring together the Hamilton community to help raise money for Cpl. Cirillo’s son, Marcus,” said Hamilton Bulldogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz. “This falls in line with our annual Military Appreciation Night where we honour those that serve in the Canadian Armed Forces.”

A platoon of Cpl. Cirillo’s comrades from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada will be part of the pre-game ceremony that includes a ceremonial puck drop featuring his father Vic, son Marcus, and sister Natasha. The family will be welcomed to the ice by pipe and drums from Cpl. Cirillo’s regiment.

In addition, the Bulldogs will donate $2 to the Marcus Cirillo Trust from every individual and group ticket sold. The Bulldogs Foundation will run an auction of the specialty jerseys, helmets and pant shells, and an in-game mystery puck contest with proceeds donated to the Trust.

The Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs have agreed to move several tournament games from the Reebok Classic to FirstOntario Centre in support of the night. Cpl. Cirillo’s cousin, Ryan, plays for the Minor Bantam Jr. Bulldogs and his uncle, Stan, is the director of the tournament.

If any individuals or businesses are interested in donating tickets for members of the Canadian Armed Forces to attend the game, please contact Brittany Arner at Brittany.Arner@hamiltonbulldogs.com or 905-546-8182. The public can donate to the Trust directly by going to a TD Bank branch and asking to give money to the ‘Marcus Cirillo Trust.’