While the Leafs ended up losing a heart-breaker to the Penguins in the dieing minutes of their game on Thursday, March 14, Grandravine Special Program was a big winner taking one of the four $25,000 grants. Ex Leaf Ron Ellis was on hand to make the official presentation to Michael Liotta and Biagino Iamascia representing Grandravine for their Access For All program. Mike Bartlett, executive director of Team Up, and Kayla Foster, donor relations coordinator were also present to celebrate with all the recipients.
Access For All is about breaking down barriers that stand in the way of those with developmental challenges, so that they can have the same opportunities as any other child. The funding from Team Up will make it possible to continue the Skills Development Program at Grandravine which teaches new players such basic skills as how to skate, how to hold a stick and how to shoot. It helps fund access to tournaments and it helps keeps these programs available to everyone. This funding will make so much possible for so many.
Go to http://mlseteamupfoundation.org/news-events/events/mlse-team-up-fund-winners-announced/ to see the entire story and video. Or check it out on YouTube and Facebook.
Grandravine Special Program is grateful to the Team Up Foundation and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for their valued support.