TRUE PATRIOT LOVE RAISES $130,000 AT 2ND ANNUAL INVITATIONAL FOR HEROES TO SEND CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES TO CAMP
TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Today, the True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) held their 2nd Annual Leslois Shaw Invitational for Heroes at Angus Glen Golf Club in Toronto in support of military families.
This sold out event was enjoyed by over 100 participants that ranged from corporate leaders to members of our Canadian Forces and raised over $130,000.
“We are honoured to have the LesLois Shaw Foundation rejoining us as title sponsor,” said Bronwen Evans, Director of the True Patriot Love Foundation. “And we are proud to announce that all proceeds generated from today’s event will be donated to Camp Maple Leaf to allow the children of fallen, ill, injured, currently deployed and recently deployed members of the Canadian Forces to enjoy a week at camp.”
Established in 1955 as a legacy from the Canadian Council of War Veterans, Camp Maple Leaf hosts 300 military children annually to enjoy a week of challenging and fun activities that promotes the development of self-confidence, self-esteem, problem solving skills, leadership and conflict resolution.
As part of this event, the True Patriot Love Foundation presented the event Co-Chairs Michel Pratt and Nicolas Mulroney with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
“Our commitment to Canada is strengthened when we collectively pay homage to those who distinguish themselves by virtue of their talents, their generosity, and their service to their community and to our country,” said Ms. Evans. “We are proud to recognize Michel Pratt and Nicolas Mulroney as this evening’s recipients for their contributions and their dedication to helping our military families.”
Angus Glenn will be hosting the 3rd Annual Leslois Shaw Invitation for Heroes again next year.
Dinner sponsor: BARRICK Golf Cart Sponsor: THE GARY AND JOANNE REAMEY FAMILY Beverage Cart Sponsor: LABATT Gold Sponsor: GLAXOSMITHKLINE Silver Sponsors: THE CARPENTERS’ UNION, KPMG, and SELF MANAGEMENT GROUP Print Sponsor: THE PRINTING HOUSE Golf Ball Sponsor: ARVAN REHAB GROUP.
About TPL: The True Patriot Love Foundation was formed by a group of dedicated business leaders to support and honour members of the Canadian military and their families, while also building bridges between Canadian civilians and the military to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families.
Since its inception 3 years ago, TPL has raised almost $11 million for military family health and support, for the physical health and rehabilitation of our injured military personnel, and to ensuring the mental health and well-being of both our military and their families. TPL’s fourth annual True Patriot Love Tribute Gala, presented by Bell, is on November 1, 2012 in Toronto.
Please visit www.truepatriotlovefoundation.com for more information.