Media Advisory - MLSE Foundation to host hard hat tour of MLSE LaunchPad this Thursday

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:  

As Toronto gears up to celebrate the first NBA All-Star Game outside of the United States, MLSE Foundation will host an exclusive hard hat tour of MLSE LaunchPad. The event will recognize and celebrate the support of key parties that have helped fund this initiative and bring the project to life. All of the organizations and individuals involved will be invited to attend the tour alongside several notable guests.




In partnership with Toronto Community Housing and the City of Toronto, MLSE Foundation will transform 261 Jarvis St. into MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000 square foot youth-focused Sport For Development facility set to open in 2017. With the support of professional sports team, the new facility will feature multi-purpose sport courts, classrooms and a teaching kitchen. Programming will focus on four pillars with sports at the core: healthy body, healthy mind, ready for school and ready for work.  



WHO:         

Larry Tanenbaum, Chairman, MLSE


Michael Friisdahl, President and CEO, MLSE


Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner


Aris Kaplanis, Chair, MLSE Foundation


Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario


Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, MLSE Foundation


Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services


John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto


Greg Spearn, President and CEO (Interim), Toronto Community Housing


Kristyn Wong-Tam, Councillor, Ward 27, City of Toronto


Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Global Ambassador and Hall of Famer


Ruth Riley, WNBA Cares Ambassador and 2003 WNBA Finals MVP



Interview and Photo opportunities available



WHEN:       

 Thursday, February 11, 2016


1 – 2 p.m.



1:05 p.m.            

Opening remarks


1:25 p.m.            

Tour begins


1:45 p.m.                

Symbolic basketball signing


1:50 p.m.              

Interview opportunities




WHERE:  

261 Jarvis Street


Toronto, Ontario


SOURCE MLSE Foundation

For further information: Media Contacts: Melissa Perri, Melissa.Perri@MLSE.com, 416-815-5524; Jamie Deans, Jamie.Deans@MLSE.com, 416-815-5445; Dave Haggith Dave.Haggith@MLSE.com, 416-815-5790

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