Home Run for United Way

By Martin Blake

Martin Blake


Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

Over $3,000 was raised from the inaugural First Responders Slo Pitch tournament at the CAA Centre in Brampton.

Proceeds from the event went to United Way Greater Toronto.

Superintendent Greg Watts is the TPS United Way Greater Toronto Campaign Chair.

“The money will fund important work through the United Way agencies,” said the Community & Partnerships Engagement Unit Commander. “It’s vital to support United Way simply because of their reach within our neighbourhoods. The agencies span across the city and dedicate themselves to making a difference and to helping people.

“We ask our First Responders to do so much. This is an opportunity for our Responders to help when they are not wearing a uniform, to help when they are not on a call. They come out and they do so in droves and that is why I am so proud.”

 A total of 12 teams competed in the round-robin tournament.

“This was not a super competitive tournament and we had a good time,” said Sergeant Greg Falconer, of 12 Division. “At the end of the day, the money is going to a good cause.”

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