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On Sunday, October 28, 2012, the Toronto Raptors played a special intra-squad game at Casino Rama’s Entertainment Centre.
They brought a true Raptors game experience up to Rama with the installation of a basketball court, Dance Pak, Raptor, Player introductions, halftime entertainment and more.
This was the last opportunity for fans to catch the Raptors live in action before the start of the regular season.
Tied to this event was a $100,000 donation from Casino Rama to the MLSE Foundation.
These funds will be split and used to support Right to Play programming in Beausoleil First Nation and Henvey Inlet First Nation, programming in Rama First Nations and other programming in the GTA.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Everyone at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend The Honourable Lincoln Alexander. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Marni, his son Keith and their entire family.
Mr. Alexander was a pioneer, trailblazer and a great Canadian. He was a friend of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and a fan of our teams. He served as the Chairman of the Raptors Foundation for several years and more recently, he served as the Chair Emeritus of the MLSE Foundation.
Through his work with our Foundation and so many others, Mr. Alexander will be remembered for being a champion for children, particularly those who are at-risk.With all of his successes and accomplishments, his greatest legacy is his public service, serving as a role model and advocate for human rights that paved the way for so many Canadians in their lives today.
All of us at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment feel blessed and honoured to have been among those so privileged to have known and worked with him.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Toronto Community Housing unveils visionary next phase of Regent Park revitalization. Phase three proposal includes new sports facilities with support from the MLSE Foundation. Photos from the press conference.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Toronto FC’s First Team and Coaching Staff, along with 200 youth from the KickStart program, were on hand as the MLSE Foundation and Kia Canada Inc. kicked off a new soccer program aimed at kids aged 6 to 12 years on Tuesday.
The event, held at the Kia Training Ground, Toronto FC’s new practice facility, celebrated the announcement of the KickStart program, as well as field enhancements that will take place later this fall at Dentonia soccer pitch at Crescent Town - one of the pitches hosting the program.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation, in collaboration with North York Community House (NYCH) and supported by the Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) launched the Lotherton Pathway community court refurbishment Saturday, July 14.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The MLSE Foundation announced that Reach for the Rainbow, Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services, the Boys and Girls Club of London and the Perth Avenue Public School & St. Luigi Catholic School are the inaugural recipients of $50,000 grants through its new, the MLSE Team Up Fund, grant program.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation and RONA, in collaboration with the City of Brampton, unveiled new plans to refurbish James F. McCurry Victoria Park Arena. Construction will begin in the spring, marking the 32nd project undertaken by MLSE and the MLSE Foundation and the tenth project of this nature, in partnership with RONA.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Just in time for the March Break, the MLSE Foundation, the charitable arm of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), kicked off two weeks of free community engagement initiatives leading up to the Foundation's signature fundraising event, the Players' Gala, on Sunday, March 25.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The Toronto Maple Leafs, the MLSE Foundation and RONA, in collaboration with the City of Toronto, unveiled the newly refurbished Sunnydale Acres Rink Wednesday. The refurbished outdoor rink marks the 30th completed project as part of the MLSE Foundation;s Legacy Program.
In celebration of the event, the Toronto Maple Leafs held their practice at the Sunnydale Acres Rink. Joining them were hundreds of Leafs fans from the community.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The MLSE Foundation (TUF) announced that it will invest $200,000 into the community through its new grant program, the MLSE Team Up Fund. The Fund will give Ontario charitable organizations the chance to receive one of four $50,000 grants that will support youth sports and recreation programs or assist in the refurbishment of sports/recreational facilities.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The MLSE Foundation, with the help of Toronto Raptors coaching staff, announced Tuesday the locations of three community basketball courts that will be refurbished this season. Lotherton community outdoor court, Scarborough Village community outdoor court and event host Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) will be improved thanks to the Foundation's legacy program. These courts represent three of eight sports facilities to benefit from the program that refurbishes hockey rinks, basketball courts and soccer pitches, bringing the total amount of projects to 37 since the launch of the program.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The MLSE Foundation held a breakfast event at e11even restaurant to celebrate the tangible impact it has made since its inception in 2009. "As an organization whose vision is to change lives through the spirit and the power of sports, the MLSE Foundation is in a unique position to strengthen community engagement and belonging through sports," remarked Michael Bartlett, Executive Director of the MLSE Foundation.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Toronto FC and the MLSE Foundation, in partnership with Kia Canada Inc. and Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, teamed up to unveil a newly refurbished soccer pitch at Sorauren Park on Monday. The refurbishment, funded by the MLSE Foundation, Kia Canada Inc. and Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, represents the sixth sports facility this year to benefit from the MLSE Foundation's hockey rink, basketball court and soccer pitch legacy program.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The MLSE Foundation will unveil its eighth basketball court refurbishment Saturday in the St. James Town area of Toronto. The refurbishment marks the Foundation's 29th completed project as part of its Legacy Program.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Close to 100 professional athletes and coaches teamed up on Monday for the inaugural One4One, presented by Rogers in support of the Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation. The night marked the first time that NHL, NBA, MLS and AHL teams have come together on one night. Guests had the chance to mingle with the full rosters of the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC and Marlies at Real Sports Bar & Grill, with all proceeds benefiting the MLSE Foundation.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation and Rona Inc., in collaboration with the City of Mississauga, unveiled plans Monday to refurbish the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre's outdoor rink. The Burnhamthorpe rink refurbishment, which will be completed in the spring, marks the 26th project undertaken through the MLSE Foundation Legacy Program and the seventh such partnership involving Rona.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Toronto Raptors players and members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Team were on hand Thursday to unveil and celebrate the refurbishment of Variety Village's basketball court by the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation with support from Rogers Communications. The $120,000 investment toward a new FIBA regulated hardwood centre court will provide the Canadian National and Provincial wheelchair basketball teams a place to train and inspire the Village's grassroots program.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Just in time for the March Break, the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation announced that they will host five free public skates across the city on March 15, 16 and 17. The open skates are part of a series of community building activities the MLSE Foundation will be conducting as it builds up to the Foundation's inaugural One4One event on March 28.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Toronto Raptors players, coaches and management teamed up for a great cause Monday at their annual Red Party presented by Rogers. Proceeds from this fan-favourite charity event, now in its 16th year, benefitted the MLSE Team Up Foundation.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs, the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Team Up Foundation and RONA, in collaboration with the City of Toronto, unveiled a newly refurbished Trinity Bellwoods Rink and Field House Wednesday. The refurbished facility marks the 22nd completed project as part of the MLSE Team Up Foundation Legacy Program.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The 19th annual Toronto Maple Leafs Skills Competition presented by Rogers took place at Air Canada Centre Sunday afternoon. In the eight skill-challenging events, Team Blue defeated Team White by a score of 12-10.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s Team Up Foundation, in collaboration with Camp Trillium – Childhood Cancer Support Centre, will host “Camp Trillium Awareness Night” on Saturday, October 30 at Air Canada Centre when the Leafs take on the NY Rangers.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Toronto FC and the MLSE Team Up Foundation, in partnership with Kia Canada Inc. and Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, teamed up to unveil two newly refurbished soccer pitches at G. Ross Lord Park on Tuesday.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The City of Toronto supports Recipe for Community in partnership with the Toronto Community Foundation, the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Team Up Foundation and Toronto Community Housing.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), the MLSE Team Up Foundation and RONA, in collaboration with the City of Whitby, unveiled new plans to refurbish Luther Vipond Memorial Arena on Monday.
Monday, February 08, 2010
The Toronto Raptors, in partnership with Rogers Communications and Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, teamed up to unveil a newly refurbished basketball court at the O’Connor Community Centre Monday. The refurbishment, funded by the MLSE Team Up Foundation, Rogers Communications and Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, represents the sixth basketball court and 20th sports facility to benefit from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s (MLSE) hockey rink, basketball court and soccer pitch legacy program.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), the MLSE Team Up Foundation and RONA, in collaboration with the City of Toronto, unveiled a newly refurbished Ramsden Park Rink Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) officially launched its new charitable arm, the MLSE Foundation on Tuesday. Building on the past success of the Raptors Foundation and the Leafs Fund, the MLSE Foundation will combine the philanthropic activities of all four MLSE-owned teams — the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies — into one organization committed to making an even greater difference for disadvantaged youth across Ontario.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and its teams’ athletes, in partnership with Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, teamed up to unveil and showcase the newly refurbished Oriole Community Centre in North York on Wednesday.