(HAMILTON, ON) – As members of the community of Hamilton, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of working with and supporting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the rich history the team has with the City of Hamilton. While we actively and eagerly support the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization, Barry’s Jewellers is not involved in the operations or decisions made by the team.
The #Ticats have added Art Briles to the team’s coaching staff as Assistant Head Coach Offence.
— Hamilton Tiger-Cats (@Ticats) August 28, 2017
It is with profound disappointment that we heard the news of the hiring of Art Briles. We strongly condemn and urge the team’s management and ownership to immediately sever any ties they may have.
Mr Briles may or may not have a valid coaching track record, but to choose the chance of winning football over the importance of values goes beyond our core values and is absolutely not acceptable.
We have reached out to the Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and will be donating a portion of our sales from all of our stores for the next two months. We appreciate the work that SACHA does within our community and will continue to support them through their silent auctions, as well as by sponsoring their Chocolate Fest event happening in early 2018.
We urge others in the community to join us in supporting SACHA, which can be done by visiting online.
Barry’s Jewellers is the official sponsor of the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football team.