Invest in a Child’s Future
Seventy years ago, a small but dedicated group of people took one special night and turned it into a time-honoured tradition that is known today as the Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction.
An exclusive night in with celebrity interviews, a delicious meal and beverages, and an online silent auction, the Virtual Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction promises an unforgettable night with access to a unique group of high-profile individuals. Don’t miss this significant opportunity for your company or family to become involved with one of Toronto’s most unique and talked about fundraising events while supporting Easter Seals Ontario and our commitment to helping children with physical disabilities succeed.
Who Benefits? Kids With Physical Disabilites!
The objective of Easter Seals’ funding is to help families with the costs not covered by government, insurance and funding from other sources. Easter Seals acts as a third party funder to families for the purchase of equipment, up to a maximum of $3,000 a year, for each child or youth registered with Easter Seals.
Easter Seals helps with the cost of the following types of essential mobility and accessibility equipment:
- Mobility equipment (walkers, wheelchairs)
- Orthotics (ankle knee orthotics (AKO) or knee ankle foot orthotics(KAFO))
- Bathing and toileting aids (commodes, bath chairs, handrails)
- Communications devices (voice output systems, writing aids)
- Accessibility devices (portable and fixed lifts, ramps, van lifts)
The need is even greater this year! Emergency conditions during COVID-19 have suspended out-of-home services – therapeutic, educational, social and recreational – while also interrupting in-home support services (personal support and respite workers). As a result, our target population has become more physically and socially isolated, and deprived of many necessary supports and developmental opportunities. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have been forced to cancel summer camps, which normally provide enriching opportunities for young people and a respite for parents and siblings.
Align Yourself With Success
An event that consistently maintains a high media profile, the Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction is a smart sponsorship choice for companies of any size or in any sector. With multiple opportunities to network with business, community and sports leaders, your sponsorship offers you the chance to impress partners and clients, reward employees and make valuable professional connections.
Make An Impact
We offer a wide-range of sponsorship opportunities to suit all budgets. Below you will find the recognition and deliverables offered for each sponsorship level. However, we also recognize that in today’s lean landscape it is important that your community investment is made strategically and efficiently. We therefore invite you to let us know if there are any customizations or optimizations we can provide to ensure your investment in our event satisfies your CSR commitments and priorities.
For ticket, sponsorship and marketing information, please contact:
Development Manager, Special Events
Easter Seals Ontario
Tel.: 416.421.8377 Ext. 316
Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction
The Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction is Canada’s most successful and prestigious sports dinner. The event began in 1951 by a group of sportscasters and writers to kick-off Easter Seals’ annual fundraising campaign. In 1980, the dinner was renamed following the death of longtime Easter Seals supporter, Conn Smythe. The star-studded occasion hosts some of the world’s greatest athletes and continues to draw the biggest names in sports to grace its stage. The event’s silent auction is known as Canada’s best and largest sports memorabilia auction with more than 300 pieces.
Conn Smythe Sponsor Package
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