Dawgs Breakfast program needs feeding from fans

The Hamilton Bulldogs and Bulldogs Foundation announced that the Dawgs Breakfast Program has been entered into the Pepsi Refresh Program’s contest to win $100,000. Fans are encouraged to become a fan of the Hamilton Bulldogs Pepsi Refresh Project Fan Page located at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hamilton-Bulldogs-Pepsi-Refresh-Project-Fan-Page/118058701599383. Instructions on how to vote for the program are located on the page.

Fans can win an autographed, game-worn P.K. Subban 2010 AHL All-Star Jersey by voting and becoming a fan of the page. The more you vote the better chance you have at winning the jersey.

Fans can vote directly for the program by going to http://www.refresheverything.ca/hamiltonbulldogsdogsbreakfast and clicking on the vote icon. Fans can vote with multiple e-mail addresses but only once a day under each account.

The Pepsi Refresh Program looks for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations which have ideas that will have a positive impact on communities. On Feb. 28 the idea with the most amount of votes will earn the $100,000. There are six different grant categories and the Dawgs Breakfast Program is entered into the Food and Shelter category which recognizes ideas that provide things to eat, wear or live in.

The Dawgs Breakfast Program makes breakfast available to over 2,000 students attending Barton Secondary School, Bennetto Elementary School and Parkview Secondary School. With the support from The Grocery Foundation and Quaker, a Division of PepsiCo Foods Canada, the Bulldogs Foundation is committing $225,000 in cash or in kind to the Dawgs Breakfast Program over the next three years.

The program began on Nov. 30, 2010 when the Foundation presented a $10,000 cheque to each of the three schools at a press conference held at Bennetto Elementary School. The Dawgs Breakfast Program allows students to start the day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast which will make it easier for students to focus on learning.