The Impact of Your Support – Thank you!
On behalf of the Board of the Bay Street Children’s Foundation I would like to thank everyone who participated in or donated to our 3 events this past year. Through your efforts we were able to donate 145k to our charities and I thought it would be good to tell you about the allocation of the money raised and why we choose to support these charities.
Our biggest donation this year was to Sick Kids Cardiac Unit. Last September, we hosted the Annual Emmet Foster Rock-On Golf Tournament and were able to donate $60,000 directly to the Sick Kids, Medly Peds Study, a mobile phone-based telemonitoring program for pediatric heart disease.
With the funds raised at the Spring and Fall Poker events, The Children’s Aid Foundation was the recipient of $25,000. This donation went towards their scholarship program and a total of 5 scholarships were given to children in need. Holland Bloorview also received $25,000 to support kids’ rehabilitation programs. The Wounded Warriors Education Foundation received $20,000 to provide for four (4) individual scholarships. A total of $10,000 was sent to Giant Steps, the Autism Foundation for their general fund. Finally, $5,000 was donated to the Canadian Red Cross for Ukrainian Children. This donation was further matched by the Canadian Federal Government
Our enthusiastic board has big plans for 2023! Please see below and save the dates for our events planned.
- Spring Poker Event, April 20th, 2023
- Softball Tournament, June 17, 2023
- Emmet Foster Annual Rock-On Golf Tournament, September 22nd, 2023
- Fall Poker Event, November 9th, 2023