On Sunday October 20, 2013, a highly spirited group of 2001Toronto Marlboro Peewee parents, coaches, and supportive friends, came together at the West River Banquet Hall in Vaughan, to raise funds for the team and to share a great deal of bonding time together.
From the time the first guests arrived, through to the end of the event, the Chef dazzled everyone with his food selection, starting with an incredible antipasto spread, appetizers, and a delicious, piping-hot buffet lunch, that kept being refreshed throughout the entire event. In addition to the incredible abundance of magnificent food, the variety of drinks, coffees and espresso’s, was great! The management and staff of the hall paid attention to every detail and made sure that all requests were taken care of in a very professional way.
The purpose of the event was clear: “Let’s get together to raise money for the team and have a great time while doing it!” The generosity of every person in attendance was quite evident. Kind and generous donors provided great items for both the silent and live auctions, they had: Leaf Tickets; signed jerseys; weekend and full week getaways at a Blue Mountain resort and cottage on Lake Joseph; Primo food boxes; fine wine donations; a Leafs signed game stick; and much more!
The 2001 Toronto Marlboros are very fortunate to have a number of excellent photographers, dedicated to preserving the historical aspects of each player’s contribution to the team, and as guests walked into the well decorated hall, adorned with the boys game sweaters, they were treated to a wonderfully vivid slide presentation of the team in action!
This was not only a great fundraiser, it was also a “feel-good” event that not only inspired all in attendance to contribute generously, it also furthered the cause of creating much greater rapport amongst parents, coaching staff, family, and friends!
Each person, “dug deep,” and through the auctions and other opportunities to raise money for the team, gave in the spirit with which this function was intended: to raise a great deal of money for the team, to have a great time while doing it, and to walk away, knowing that they made a very significant contribution to the overall benefit of the 2001 Toronto Marlboros!