Our Primary Sponsors
It started out in 1987 as a backyard BBQ for friends and neighbours at a family farm in Aurora. As the community has grown, so has the Hoedown. Each year it is attended by thousands of local residents who enjoy the entertainment of exciting live country acts while supporting community causes. Today, the Wild West Hoedown has become the largest annual fundraising event in York Region.
With the support of all four MLSE teams – the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies – the Foundation supports the refurbishment of local athletic facilities and funds charities that support kids through sports and recreational programs.
Since launching in December 2009, the MLSE Foundation has invested more than $15 million into our community. Last season, we impacted the lives of more than 125,000 kids.
From the time of diagnosis, right through their school years, Ontario is building and improving the range of services for young people with autism to meet their needs at every stage of development.
Simply choosing a charity and raising donations brings them closer to their goal! Check out the great incentive programs unique to each charity to keep you motivated and reward you for your efforts! Incentives are listed on each charity page, and may include: Free entries, gear, prizes and great pre/post-run parties!
Buy a Cookie. Help Make a Difference.
When you buy a Smile Cookie, you can help make a difference. This unique program raises funds for local charities across Canada and the US. For a limited time, buy these chocolate chunk Smile Cookies, and the entire proceeds will go towards helping charities in your community.
We have launched a brand new coffee truck program, where 100% of the proceeds are donated to a local charity of the local Tim Hortons owners choice.