It was a packed evening on both floors of The Ballroom Bowl as the Toronto Raptors coaches, players, media got together with fans on a Sunday night to bowl and play some ping pong to support the MLSE Team Up Foundation’s basketball court revitalization at the Scarborough YMCA. The MLSE Team Up Foundation has invested $160,000 towards the removal and replacement of competition class flooring, installation of backboards, nets and rims as well as new sports lines.

It was a whirlwind of activities to do for the evening and it was a great value for what Raptors fans got in return for their ticket price.  Eats came in the form of passed hors d’oeurves and buffet style with various food stations, open bar and not to mention the opportunities to mingle and take pictures with the Raptors, sports media and, of course, the Dance Pak.  Bowling lanes, ping pong and pool were all open.  It looks like all the Raptors were there except for Kyle Lowry due to back spasm that had already limited him to the Saturday’s game.  And DeMar DeRozen didn’t attend due to flu-like symptoms.

Thanks to the Raptors and the Team Up Foundation for sharing our pictures on their Facebook page!  Good luck, Raptors!

The Toronto Raptors Dance Pak

The Toronto Raptors Dance Pak


Jose Calderon, Andrea Bargnani, Alan Anderson

Andrea Bargnani, Alan Anderson

Andrea Bargnani, Alan Anderson

Dance Pak

Toronto Raptors Dance Pak
Jonas Valančiūnas

Jonas Valančiūnas


Toronto Raptors Centre, Aaron Gray


Colleen, Nina, Ashley of the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak

The @RaptorsDancePak get the crowd warmed up at the #Raptors #redpartyremix

Such an amazing night at the #redpartyremix !! Thanks @teamupfdn for putting on such an incredible event!! #rtz


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

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