Skate To Great

Skate To Great

February 19, 2016 07:30 ET

Charity Skate To Great Collects Skates for Deserving Kids at Toronto City Hall

Help a Kid Skate by Donating Your Old Stuff

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 19, 2016) -

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Fresh off a tour with the majority of Canada's professional hockey teams collecting skates at their games, Skate To Great is collecting skates this Sunday at Toronto City Hall next to the main rink from 10am-3pm for deserving kids and at-risk youth in the region.

Skate To Great requests your support in bringing awareness to its year round collection locations and this particular event this Sunday. Those with used skates, helmets or sticks can either donate them this Sunday at Nathan Phillips Square with a "mini-rink" (12 x 6 foot ice rink mockup) and truck or anytime year round at one of the charity's hundreds of donation locations available on an interactive map at SkateToGreat.org. Skates benefit numerous charities, schools and community programs across Canada, empowering them with the equipment needed for the skating programs they create.

The charity remains grassroots run entirely by volunteers and with the generous support of numerous supporters. To date, over 20,000 skates have been collected and distributed. The event marks the fourth anniversary since the charity's first event at the same location.

Co-founded by Canadian National Gold Medalist and Olympian in Ice Dance Figure Skating, Kaitlyn Weaver and Toronto Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Evan Kosiner, the charity aimed to make skating a right and not a privilege for children in Canada.

"Right now there is a shortage of skates in the General Toronto Area. We ask individuals to find their old pair and tell a friend, recycling and putting their old skates to old use," Evan Kosiner says. "We've set a new record for nine used jock straps received. We're hoping to keep it just to skates, sticks and hockey equipment as our volunteers get a bit weary."

Co-founder, Evan Kosiner will be available for comment and a B-Roll package is located here:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gq3OYdtN370

Who: Skate To Great and Co-Founder, Evan Kosiner
What: Collecting skates for deserving kids at Toronto City Hall
When: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Where: Nathan Phillips Square between the main ice rink and the Toronto City Hall towers
Why: Currently there is a shortage of used equipment for Toronto based charities, schools and community programs.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support.

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