Camp Day

Mustangs Football Tackles Camp Day

John Urban

Wednesday, June 6th was Camp Day at Tim Horton’s locations across Canada --the one day of the year that even non-caffeine cravers are encouraged to ‘Buy A Coffee.  Change A Life.’ 

The defending Vanier Cup winning Western Mustangs Football team was out doing their part to help raise donations for the day at four different Tim Hortons stores across the Forest City.  The National Championship made the rounds to; 119 Oxford St., 685 Richmond St., 109 and 1255 Fanshawe Park Rd between 8am-10am, with players stationed at each location. 

People were asked to donate any change out of their pockets that they could, with swag incentives for 2$ (Bracelets), 5$ (Cups) and 10$ (Camp Day T-Shirts) donations. 

First year London natives Ben Schmidt and Jack Hancock were stationed at the Masonville location at 109 Fanshawe Park Rd helping to gather donations during the busy morning commute for most customers. 

Quarterback Ben Schmidt who graduated from St. Andrew’s College, talked about the pride of Western in the community: “Western football is very popular, so it’s great to be able to give back to the people that support us in London.” 

He added how days like today could comeback full circle for the program by helping: “kids that will grow up to do things like play football at Western.”

 “Just meeting the people that are out at are games supporting us and cheering us on, I think it’s very important” said the big Offensive Linemen Jack Hancock who was a TVRAA All-Star during his time as a Ram playing football for Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School in town.   

If you didn’t get the chance to donate today while grabbing a morning coffee or a quick bite to eat, you can always go online anytime here: https://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/childrens-foundation/camp-day.php