GIVEnGO

Here at BALLnROLL, there is nothing more satisfying than making a kid smile, helping a family bond, making a difference in the world.

BALLnROLL has joined a few organizations to make these possible. Chai Life Line Canada is one of them. Chai Life Line is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Canadian children suffering from serious illness, as well as their family members.
BALLnROLL has helped raise money, offer basketball tickets and arrange meet and greets with players and executives. You wouldn’t believe what a simple NBA game can do to help a kid forget his illness, even if it’s just for a few hours.

So join our team in relieving, even a tiny bit of the burden that these kids and their families go through. Together we can make a difference.

Sincerely yours:
BALLnROLL Staff

To donate tickets/money/toys, please contact us: GIVEnGO@BALLnROLL.com


Giving Back

One for All at the One4One Event

All four Toronto teams meet for a good cause.

As two Toronto Maple Leafs walk onto the carpet, one leans in and says to the other, “Don’t forget to shake hands.” They don’t, smiling and gregarious as ever.

The Red Raptor bumps shoulders as he sweeps onto the carpet in front of the Team Up kids. He has to: the place is packed, and excitement is mounting in the air. It’s the One4One event at the Real Sports Bar & Grill.

Monday marked the momentous occasion that brought the four Toronto teams together: the Raptors, the Leafs, the Marlies and Toronto FC together in one room. Tickets sold for $275, with proceeds going to held the Team Up Foundation.

Read the full story here.


Soles4Souls

Celebs donate shoes for a good cause.

Shoes, shoes, shoes. From the famed red-soled Louboutains, to sky-high Brian Atwoods, to embellished Jimmy Choos, nothing quite put a smile on a girl’s face like a pristine pair of sexy heels.

Make that a pair of celebrity shoes and you’ve got yourself not just a smile, but a guaranteed ear-to-ear grin! Enter Soles4Souls, a charity that’s allowing the average shoe-drooling fashionista to purchase a pair of designer shoes fresh off the tootsies of the stars.

The charity, established for over a year now, was brought to life when its founder, Wayne Esley, was inspired to help those in need after the tragic tsunami hit Southeast Asia. Since then, organizations from international retailers to local churches the world over have sprung to aid and have donated more than 14 million pairs of shoes to those in need.

Read the full story here.


Toronto Raptors Red Party!

Here at BALLnROLL, we consider it our job to get into the action and report back to you, our faithful readers, as to what the world of basketball is like behind the scenes and offer up consistent and thorough access into the lives of your favorite players. On March 3, 2010 this very commitment brought us to the Toronto Raptors Red Party as presented by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in partnership with Rogers, where the stars of the court, team management and press had the opportunity to mix and mingle on an unforgettably exciting and lavish evening.

The Red Party was organized in support of the MLSE Team Up Foundation which assists disadvantaged youth in priority neighborhoods by giving, building, teaching and growing, and included several unforgettable interactions with coaches, players and fans alike, as well as an amazing surprise performance by Toronto born-and-bred rap superstar (and Degrassi alum!) Drake.

Read the full story here.


When Fashion and a Good Cause Comes Together

A look at Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s Ebay Charity

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have been doing a lot of things as a couple. They’re releasing a new fragrance together, and they’ve recently been doing a lot to support Lamar’s chosen charity, “Cathy’s Kids”.On February 1st, Lamar Odom’s site announced that the couple had recently launched another eBay auction on their eBay account. 15% of the proceeds from the auction will go to the charity, which seeks to give underprivileged youth “educational tools such as books and computers, mentoring and tutoring services and recreational opportunities”.

Read the full story here.


The Toronto Raptors and BALLnROLL support SickKids

November 22, 2013

Dear BALLnROLL, DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors,

On behalf of Neha, her family and the staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, we would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to make that video for Neha and for sending her the signed jersey and Toronto and Miami T-shirts. Neha was a huge basketball fan and had hoped to make it to a Raptors game. Sadly, Neha died soon after we had contacted you, so we were unable to help her realize that dream.

The video you made for Neha was amazing. Her family was absolutely overwhelmed by your generosity and asked me to pass these comments on to you. “Our family would like to express our sincere thanks to you and the Raptors Team for preparing this video for Neha and thank you so much for the jersey it will be put in her room. Neha would love it so much.”

It is so wonderful for us to know that there are people like yourselves in the community who are willing to go out of their way to try to make the lives of our patients and their families just a bit better. Your kindness will not soon be forgotten.

Sincerely,
Gurjit Sangha RN MN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)

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