The first of many to come. The All-Star Gala in support of Sick Kids Foundation took place in Toronto recently, hosting celebs, athletes and those showing support for the charitable organization.
The event took place at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto and raised $68,000 net from ticket sales and auctions. Guests included TSN’s Cabbie Richards, Toronto Maple Leafs’ Peter Holland and Morgan Rielly and other athletes including Derek Roy (Boston Bruins), Luke Gazdic (Edmonton Oilers), Christian Thomas (Montreal Canadiens), Steven Caldwell (Toronto FC), Clement Simonin (Toronto FC), Greg McKegg (Toronto Maple Leafs), Sean Monohan (Calgary Flames) and Tom Wilson (Washington Capitals).
The silent auction featured some great items including art from local artists, vacation packages, sports memorabilia, jewellery, and clothing. A Slapshot Challenge was also set up so that guests could test the speed of their shots. Leafs’ Peter Holland showed us his shot as well as guests who reached over 80MPH on the device. All net proceeds will go to SickKids to purchase a new cardiac MRI!
Live music performances were given by Aion Clarke and Juno-nominated Glenn Morrison.
If you are interested in supporting SickKids Foundation, visit their website.