36th Annual Easter Seals Leafs Charity Skate

The Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids is a fundraising event that offers fans the opportunity to skate with the Toronto Maple Leafs in support of Ontario’s kids with physical disabilities. Individuals must raise a minimum of $125 in pledges in order to participate. And, if you just want to watch, spectator tickets are available at $30. This event is a shining example of ‘kids helping kids.
The skate took place at the Leafs Practice Facility at the MasterCard Centre and I got to interview Leafs #24 Peter Holland and #29 Jerry D’Amigo and an Easter Seals Representative about this 36th Charity Event.I took photos from Leafs Goalie, #34 James Reimer and autographs which I will donate for Charity!This marks the first time I did my “MoVernie on the MOVE” on the ice with my skates on!
For more information for next year’s Easter Seals Skate, click here for details,www.EasterSealsSkate.org

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Leafs vs Sharks – My First Volunteer Experience at the MapleLeafs Game

 

I have gone to the Leafs games or Raptors games mulitple of times but this was definitely my first time volunteering for the 50/50 Draw program. I wanted to do it and wanted to experience the game in a different perspective. I donated my time and worked hard to get people to buy 50/50 Draw Tickets. Stay tuned for my in-depth blog about my volunteer experience. For now, let’s enjoy the photos that I took at the game and on this night, we raised $20,000+. Half of it went to the lucky winner and the rest went to the Kid Sport Foundation.

KidSport™ Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Although the Leafs lost to the San Jose Sharks by a score of 4-2, it was a night that I donated my time and worked very hard to sell tickets. I kind of lost my voice as I need to utilize my loud voice to get people attention to buy 50/50 tickets. It was well-worth it, all for the charity and for a great cause.

Check out the MoVernie Photos below:

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SmashFest Dominic Moore Charity Ping-Pong Tourament

Last Thursday, it was the 2nd annual SmashFest that was held at SteamWhistle Brewery. It was hosted by NHL player, Dominic Moore, who wants to organize this special event to raise awareness on Concussion Research and Rare Cancer Research. In the first year of SmashFest, the objective was to raise money for concussion research. But in this second year, Dominic Moore also wants to raise awareness to rare cancer because his wife, Katie Moore passed away due to a rare form of cancer. Thus, he founded the Katie Moore Foundation.

The night went quite well as NHL players such as Phil Kessel, David Clarkson, Logan Couture, Martin St. Louis, Kevin Weekes, George Parros, Cody Hodgson and many more were on hand to show their support to Dominic’s charity but also a chance to mix and mingle with fans, thanking them for their donation and support for such a great cause.

All-in-all, over $100,000 raised for concussion research and cancer research via Katie Moore Foundation. This was a great success! Everyone had a great time and it allows fans to see the ping-pong skills from the various NHL players. Stephane Veilleux was the ping-pong champ!

See you next year! For more information on how to make donations to the Katie Moore Foundation and ticket information for next year’s SmashFest, click here.

Cody Hodgson showing his ping pong skills

Cody Hodgson showing his ping pong skills

MoVernie covering SmashFest

MoVernie covering SmashFest

SmashFest 2013

SmashFest 2013

Autographed puck by Logan Couture & Martin St. Louis

Autographed puck by Logan Couture & Martin St. Louis