/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - MLSE Foundation to award Toronto Maple Leafs Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation on Monday/

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:            

MLSE Foundation will surprise local charity Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton on Monday evening when it introduces the organization as this year's winner of the $50,000 Toronto Maple Leafs Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund its Skate the Dream program; a nine-week, introductory hockey program designed for children who have little to no experience playing the sport.




Youth ages six to 10 from the organization's Skate the Dream program will be present for the announcement, followed by on-ice programming hosted by Toronto Maple Leafs hockey development clinicians.




The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC Community Action Grants are three $50,000 sport-specific grants presented by the Just Energy Foundation that MLSE Foundation will award to charitable organizations supporting youth sports programming each year. In addition to team-related grants, MLSE Foundation will award a $50,000 grant that is not sport-specific to a selected charitable organization. Eligible organizations can apply for grants at mlsefoundation.org, where submissions are reviewed by a selection committee before a winner is chosen and announced at a special event in their community.



WHO:              

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton youth (ages six - 10)


Glenn Harkness, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton


Tanya Mruck, Campaign Director, MLSE Foundation


Alan Shulman, Vice President, Marketing, Just Energy Foundation


Lindsay Hamilton, Host


Leafs hockey development coaches

Interview and Photo opportunities available

**Note: Media are asked to refrain from pre-promotion as it is a surprise announcement**

WHEN:            

Monday, February 22, 2016



6 p.m.

Announcement & cheque presentation (media set up at 5:45 p.m.)


6:15 p.m.

Interview Opportunities and hockey programming begins




WHERE:         

Eastwood Arena



111 Burlington Street East



Hamilton, Ontario





SOURCE Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

For further information: Media Contact: Melissa Perri, MLSE, 416-815-5524, melissa.perri@mlse.com; Nancy Donnaperna, Just Energy, (905) 670-4440 ext. 71312, ndonnaperna@justenergy.com; Glenn Harkness, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton, 905-549-2814 ext.226, glenn@kboysandgirlsclub.com

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