For 35 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have held a Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids supporting Easter Seals Ontario. This organization “provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.”
The best part of the event is its “kids helping kids” focus as 95% of pledges raised are by kids participating in the event!
Various Maple Leafs alumni were in attendance at each session including Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler and Rick Vaive. In order to join the skate, participants had to raise a minimum of $150 in pledges.
However, I was fortunate enough to win tickets from Boston Pizza and had the opportunity to skate at the Air Canada Centre for the first time!
Sitting in Tie Domi’s old home:
Get well soon Joffrey! Toronto needs you for the playoffs!
Interested in helping out Easter Seals Ontario? Check out this link: http://www.easterseals.org/how-you-can-help