12/24/2014 11:01 AM
Jason Pitton of the Brampton Beast is proving that being a positive role model in the community is more than just being a great hockey player. Pitton’s Points for Pounds, a program initiated by Jason and the Beast to collect non-perishable goods throughout the hockey season, is just one of the ways the talented winger demonstrates that leadership, and the results have been inspiring. Over the past several months, the program has been making an incredible effort to rally the Brampton community to fight against hunger in the Peel region.
The program has been working with local food banks Knights Table and Ste Louise Foodbank to raise awareness of the challenges faced by children who don't have access to a healthy and balanced breakfast, and the importance of finding ways to eliminate these barriers. Throughout the season, Pitton and his Beast teammates have attended numerous breakfast programs in the area to champion this cause and help on an individual level ensure children receive a nutritious meal before school. In addition to his community appearances, Pitton has also been personally donating non-perishable goods for each point he scores, and has a donation box in the concourse during Brampton Beast home games to encourage fans to participate.
On the ice, Pitton has been a bright spot for the Beast this season, with consistent point production in the offensive zone putting him second on the team in scoring. He currently leads the Beast with nine goals and has been especially effective on the special teams with 4 powerplay markers.
Beast fans are encouraged to drop by the office and donate any non-perishable goods to help ensure no one goes hungry this season. Additionally, there will be a donation box at the next home series on Dec 30th and 31st for those wishing to contribute. Food banks give out substantial amounts of food for Christmas and as a result there is often a period after the holidays that presents a shortage of donations. The community has been incredible in supporting the initiative so far this season, and Pitton's Points for Pounds would truly like to thank the many individuals, families and organizations for their past and ongiong contributions as Pitton and his programs continue to make a positive impact in Peel.
For more information on the Pitton’s Points for Pounds program, or if you are interested in becoming a corporate partner, please contact Matthew Grant, Community Relations Coordinator at (905) 564-1684 ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.