Toronto Maple Leafs Spotlight

The Maple Leafs strive to give back to the Toronto community which gives so much to them.

Community Highlights:

Children’s Wish/Make a Wish Night

Maple Leafs players granted 23 wishes at the annual Children’s Wish/Make A Wish Game. All players donated their personal tickets to a deserving child, fist bumped the kids as they hit the ice, and even invited them into the dressing room for a post-game meet & greet.

Canadian Armed Forces Night

The Maple Leafs hosted over 500 Canadian Armed Forces members at the annual Forces Night. After the game, everyone was invited onto the ice to meet with Leafs players, coaches, and management.

Easter Seals Ontario Skate

The entire Maple Leafs team participated in the annual Easter Seals Skate at Ford Performance Centre. Players met with families from Easter Seals Ontario as well as fans who pledged donations for Easter Seals.

Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital Visit

To commemorate Remembrance Day, Leafs players Travis Dermott, Frederik Gauthier, Alex Kerfoot, Alumni Ron Ellis and Wendel Clark visited Sunnybrook Veterans Centre on November 8th to meet with Canadian War veterans and their families. Players and alumni participated in a question-and-answer session hosted by Danielle Emanuele followed by a meet & greet with families to sign autographs and take photos.

Covenant House Thanksgiving Visit

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Leafs Captain John Tavares, Frederik Andersen and Alex Kerfoot spent time at Covenant House Youth Homeless Shelter on October 9th, serving a full Thanksgiving dinner donated by MLSE, distributing gifts and signing autographs for over 200 youth.

Janeway Children’s Hospital Visit

As part of the Maple Leafs Training Camp in St. John’s, Newfoundland, John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Jason Spezza and Tyson Barrie visited children at the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Throughout the weekend, the Maple Leafs raised funds for the Janeway through donations at practices, the community BBQ, alumni game and jersey auction.

You Can Play

In celebration of the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone month, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted a You Can Play Awareness Night, supported by Scotiabank.

You Can Play works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports – including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and fans. You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success. 

Learn more about the Toronto Maple Leafs and their community efforts here.

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