Toronto, ON, January 31, 2017 — The 66th annual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction presented by Bruce Power takes place on Wednesday, February 8 at The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. Heralded as Canada’s most prestigious sports dinner, over 650 guests are expected to attend for an entertaining evening filled with sports celebrities, a delectable dinner and extensive live and silent auctions.
This event also introduces the Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors for the year, two youth who are selected to represent kids with physical disabilities across Ontario.
Christine Simpson, Sportsnet Features Reporter, and Gord Stellick from Sportsnet 590 The Fan will introduce and interview this year’s head table guests including: Johnny Bower, Rob Butler, Cito Gaston, Rachel Homan, Eric Lindros, Penny Oleksiak, Denis Shapovalov, Curtis Thom, Adam van Koeverden and Paul Beeston, who will receive the Conn Smythe Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Canada’s sports legends have an extraordinary history of supporting children with physical disabilities through the annual Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction,” said Scott Morrison, Chair of the Dinner Committee. “We have another terrific line up of sports celebrities for the 2017 event who are inspired by young people with physical disabilities.”
“For 66 years, Easter Seals Ontario has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Canada’s sports celebrities,” said Kevin Collins, President & CEO, Easter Seals Ontario. “The Rogers Conn Smythe Dinner & Auction continues to launch Easter Seals’ annual campaign period and raises much needed funds to help Easter Seals provide essential services to children with physical disabilities and their families.”
For the past 94 years, Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Thanks to its generous donors, Easter Seals continues to offer programs to allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. Easter Seals helps by providing financial assistance for mobility equipment, communication devices and summer camp opportunities at its two properties, Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden. Together we are helping kids BE KIDS.
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