Toronto schools to benefit from Toronto FC'S 'friendly' gesture

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Temporary becomes permanent as Toronto FC's
natural grass surface, installed for the team's friendly with Real Madrid,
will be donated to three Toronto-area schools.
    Following Friday's match at BMO Field, the natural grass will be used to
re-sod soccer pitches at Keele St. Junior Public School, Harbord Collegiate
Institute and Morrish Public School.
    "A considerable investment was made to install a natural grass surface
for this single friendly event," said Paul Beirne, senior director of business
operations for Toronto FC. "By donating the sod to three deserving schools,
Toronto FC leaves a lasting legacy for the next generation. Trustee Shaun Chen
at Toronto District School Board was instrumental in helping us get this
    Toronto FC invested approximately $250,000 for the single-use
    Later this fall Toronto FC players will pay a visit to one of the schools
to officially open the new-look field.
    The Toronto FC versus Real Madrid friendly takes place Friday, August 7
at BMO Field. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Rajani Kamath, Maple Leaf Sports
& Entertainment, (416) 815-5790

Organization Profile

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

More on this organization

Toronto FC

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890