On November 4, 2013 the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted a one-of-a-kind cocktail reception and dinner at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens). Guests got to mingle and take photos with some of their favourite hockey players, get autographs, and bid on silent auction items. Along with all the Leafs such as Tyler Bozak and even the retired Doug Gilmour, the Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and actress Elisha Cuthbert were a notable couple in attendance.

Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert

Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert

All proceeds support the MLSE Foundation and in particular the MLSE Foundation’s Regent Park Athletic Grounds project. This project will provide 2,810 youth to be able to participate in sports including hockey, soccer, cricket and basketball. Also, this project will give the Regent Park community the opportunity to be trained as coaches by the Leafs’ own sports clinicians and participate in the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey in the Neighbourhood program.

The Regent Park Athletic Grounds are scheduled to be ready for use in early 2015.

For more information visit mlseteamupfoundation.org

Tyler Bozak, Toronto Maple Leafs centre

Tyler Bozak, Toronto Maple Leafs centre

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The Toronto Maple Leafs host a dinner on the floor of a hockey rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)

The Toronto Maple Leafs host a dinner on the floor of a hockey rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)

ABOUT MLSE TEAM UP FOUNDATION
The MLSE Team Up Foundation believes all kids should have access to sport and the opportunity to develop lasting dreams on the playing field.

With the support of all four MLSE teams – the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies – the Foundation funds the refurbishment of local athletic facilities, and funds charities that support kids through sports and recreational programs.

Since launching in December 2009, the MLSE Team Up Foundation has invested more than $6.5 million into our community. Last season, we impacted the lives of more than 110,000 kids.

For more information visit mlseteamupfoundation.org

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