BSCF Mid-Year Update – Kick-off to Summer!!
On behalf of the board of the BSCF, I would first like to thank everyone for their continued support. Our year-to-date donations total $40,000 shared with Kids Help Phone, Children’s Aid, Holland Bloorview and Cornerstone. We were disappointed to not be able to hold the Softball tournament again this year. But we have done good things so far this year and there is so much more to come.
Our Spring Poker Tournament was a tremendous success. Matt Condlln won the event for the second time in a row. But in a twist of events, it was the second-place winner, George Polyzois who would go on to play at the WSOP in Las Vegas.
“Well, I gave it my best shot! After 10 hours of grinding, I got cracked before any of the Day 2 payouts. I was really looking forward to donating ½ the $1M prize back to the kids. Appreciate the opportunity and look forward to the next event.” – George Polyzois
Approximately $2000 was raised in the 50/50 raffle at the IETA Annual Golf Tournament. JF Sabourin, won the draw and thank you JF for donating all the money back to the foundation.
After an amazing first half of the year. We are looking forward to finishing off the year strong with the following initiatives.
- Summer Sports Package, a premium pair of tickets to Leafs, Raptors, Jays, Argos and TFC. Please contact Meena Saggar
- The Emmet Foster Rock on Golf Tournament, September 22nd, Royal Ontario Golf Course – contact Meena Saggar, Jeff Foster or Sarah Cooper for sponsorship opportunities or to book your foursome.
- Fall Poker Tournament November 7th, 2023, The Bottom Line. -contact Meena Saggar and/or Sarah Cooper to reserve your table or sponsor.
For now, let’s enjoy the summer. We look forward to seeing you at all of our Fall events – please buy a ticket for our Summer Sports Package.
And remember it’s all for the kids!!
2022 YEAR END UPDATE – 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 $145,000 to our charities. I thought you might like to hear about the allocation of the money raised.
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 Foundation, Medley 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 19, 2023
• Emmet Foster Annual Rock-On Golf Tournament, September 22, 2023
• Fall Poker Event, November 7, 2023