On Thursday, June 1st we attended the 4th Annual Regent Park Gala in support of athletic programming in Regent Park. The event was produced by the 3TO6TEAM, a group of local ambassadors supporting the MLSE Foundation in raising funds to provide 3,000 Regent Park youth with access to after school athletic programming.
Over 400 partygoers attended the gala held at the Capital Event Theatre in midtown Toronto. The evening was hosted by Patricia Jaggernauth of CP24 and kicked off with at swanky VIP reception where guests dined on scrumptious canapés and were entertained by crooner Aion Clarke. The silent auction was in full swing throughout the evening were guests had the opportunity to bid on everything from art and dining extravaganzas to Caribbean trips and exclusive experiences with the MLSE’s sports teams.
They entertainment was fabulous. In addition to Aion Clarke, tunes were spun throughout the evening by DJ Kaiser Somes and Diggy the DJ and guest were treated to a special performance by up and coming Regent Park Rapper, Sheek. The highlight of the evening was the performance by old school hiphop trio Naughty by Nature. NBN performed a remix of their favourite tracks in addition to a number of cover tunes and shout outs to their favourite artists. They had the entire crowd dancing and even scouted out some backup singers and dancers from the audience.
To date, the 3TO6TEAM has raised almost half a million dollars to support organizations providing athletic programming and mentorship to youth living in Regent Park and the surrounding communities. We are pleased co-host the next 3TO6TEAM fundraising event at the TAC this fall when we participate in the Athletic Challenge supporting Urban Squash and the 3TO6TEAM.