The Brantford Bisons won both games in the inaugural Brant Food for Thought Bowl on the weekend, but the real winner will be a local school nutrition program.
Players, coaches and volunteers from the Brant and District Football Club and the Brantford Youth Flag Football Association donated their time on and off the field on Saturday for the first-ever collaboration between the two minor sports clubs.
“I want to thank these two community-minded organizations for selecting our charity as the benefactor for the exhibition games,” vice chair of Brant Food for Thought Sherron Birkett said. “There is a tremendous need for the services Brant Food for Thought provides in our schools and the donation from this event will be much appreciated.”
At the end of the day, the event raised $500 for the program and allowed everyone to have a good time on the field playing under the rules of the flag football program.
In the peewee game, Justin Riley and Dylan Szczur led the way with two touchdowns each as the Bisons marched to a 35-7 victory to take home the trophy donated by Levac’s Trophies.
Levac’s stepped up with a pair of trophies for the games, while sponsor Dan the Window Man came through with jerseys for the BYFF team.
Aiden Kadzioka got the touchdown for the BYFF team.
At the junior varsity level, Alex McClure led the way with two scores as the Bisons swept the day with a 39-6 victory. Wayde Thorne, Jamal Chase, Ryan Isenor and Tyler Dewaele also scored for the Bisons. Lyssa Kelly ran in the touchdown for the BYFF team.
Brantford Bisons president Brad Ward and BYFF president Dan Davis said they were both very pleased with the day and intend to make the collaboration and annual event.