East York’s Toronto Honda and Toronto KIA have teamed up with Scotiabank as a major sponsor of the Toronto East General Hospital’s 2015 Celebrity Softball Tournament this May.
Toronto Honda/Toronto KIA presidents Stacey and Jordan Ison made the announcement on Wednesday, March 18, that the two brothers would contribute $25,000 to the sponsorship while Scotiabank would cover the remaining half to bring the total sponsorship amount to $50,000.
TEGH Foundation’s president, Teresa Vasilopoulos was there to receive the donation.
“This opportunity is overwhelming for us,” she said.
“On behalf of the hospital we want to express our thanks to everyone in this room.”
Toronto Honda’s showroom was full of employees all dedicated to the cause that was special for the Ison brothers.
“Jordan and I have never felt strong about something like this before,” Stacey said.
“With proceeds being directed to child, adolescent and adult mental health, the decision to sponsor this great event was a no brainer,” Jordan added in a statement.
The softball tournament – dubbed Grand Slam 2015 – will feature Major League Baseball players and alumni scuh as Joe Carter, Jose Canseco, East York’s own Rob Butler and others.
Grand Slam 2015 will run from May 8 to 9.
A full schedule will be provided closer to the tournament.