Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Trenton Golden Hawks to ‘dress purple’ in support of vulnerable children, youth and families

Coming into the game, every member of the Golden Hawks will be wearing a one-of-a-kind purple hoodie with their name/number, and the Trenton logo on the front. – Photo via Trenton Golden Hawks

In honour of Dress Purple Day, observed on Friday, Oct. 27, the Trenton Golden Hawks have proudly unveiled their upcoming Dress Purple Game scheduled for Friday, Nov. 24. Dress Purple Day serves as a platform for raising awareness about the significant role that individuals and communities play in aiding vulnerable children, youth, and families.

Head Coach/GM Derek Smith expressed the significance of the event, stating:

“It is fitting this game pits us against the Cobourg Cougars. We will be raising funds for the great work The Children’s Foundation does.” The foundation covers a broad area including Hastings and Prince Edward County, along with Northumberland County, the home region of the Cougars.

Chair of the Board of Directors for The Children’s Foundation, Belleville Police Chief Mike Callaghan, emphasized the importance of the Dress Purple Campaign in fostering community awareness.

“The awareness the Dress Purple Campaign creates in our community is vital,” Callaghan said. “With everything going on and the challenges our children and families are facing, it is paramount we draw attention and do as much as we can. The Dress Purple Game with the Golden Hawks will do just that.”

Melanie Cressman, Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation, emphasized the need for both financial support and mentorship for abused and underprivileged children.

“It is important for people to not only donate financially to help abused and underprivileged kids, but to become mentors to them,” Cressman said.

Every member of the Golden Hawks will don a unique purple hoodie featuring their name/number and the Trenton logo. These hoodies, purchased by former Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips, will be autographed by the players and auctioned off in the main lobby. The entirety of the proceeds from this auction will be directed to The Children’s Foundation.

During the game, the players will wear special purple jerseys, sponsored by D & K Home Services, Beckie Sarles-Davis of Talbot Promo, Jennifer Kerr of Mortgage Architects, Market High Advertising, Farquhar Cabinets, and T.H. Logistics. These jerseys will also be auctioned off, with all funds raised contributing to T.C.F.’s initiatives.

Additionally, Beckie Sarles-Davis of Talbot Promo, Brad Comeau Law Office, B.C.H. Logistics, and Rick Phillips have pledged to donate $50 for every goal scored in the game, regardless of the team.

The Dress Purple Game not only promises an exciting match between the Golden Hawks and the Cobourg Cougars, but also represents a significant step toward supporting the work of The Children’s Foundation.

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