MEDIA ADVISORY - Sittler, Osorio and Magloire among celebrity coaches attending the MLSE Team Up Challenge this Sunday

TORONTO, June 10, 2016 /CNW/ -


Past and present members of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies will team up with sports personalities and amateur athletes for the MLSE Team Up Challenge presented by Ford of Canada. This one-day tournament will host teams competing in soccer, basketball and ball hockey to raise funds for Camp Trillium, a camp for kids living with cancer and their families.

With a minimum fundraising goal of $5,000, every MLSE Team Up Challenge team will have the opportunity to send at least one family from the Greater Toronto Area to camp. The top fundraising teams also have the opportunity to draft a celebrity coach to their roster and win some incentive prizes throughout the fundraising process. Other activities during the day include a silent auction, sport and photo activations and vehicle test drives brought to you by Ford of Canada and Your Toronto Area Ford Dealers. Catered breakfast and lunch will also be provided to all participants.


Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, MLSE Foundation

Sarah Rae, Partnership and Events Manager, Ford of Canada

Marci Shea Perry, Executive Director, Camp Trillium

Celebrity Coaches (subject to change):

Darryl Sittler

Shayne Corson

Johnny Bower

Peter Ing

Mike Krushelnyski

Lou Franceschetti

Bob Nevin

 Dave McLlwain

Mike Johnson

Tom Fergus

Ric Nattress

Mike Zigomanis

Frank Corrado

Luca Caputi

 Al Iafrate

Reid Mitchell

Jama Mahlalela

Jamaal Magloire

Jonathan Osorio

Dwyane De Rosario

Shannon Moulson

Evanka Osmak

Kat Stefankiewicz

Terry Dunfield

Paul Hendrick

Paul Jones

 Leo Rautins


The Hangar (Main Entrance) at Downsview Park

75 Carl Hall Rd.

 Toronto, ON

M3K 2B9


Sunday, June 12, 2016

9 a.m.

Team registration / media availability begins

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Opening ceremonies

10 a.m.

Tournament play begins

12 p.m.

Media availability ends


Interview and photo opportunities available

*** Note: Media may attend any portion of the media availability provided. Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP with expected time of arrival to Melissa Perri (***


SOURCE Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Image with caption: "MLSE Team Up Challenge (CNW Group/Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.)". Image available at:

For further information: Media Contact: Melissa Perri, MLSE,, 416-554-8185


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