Corporate athletic challenge
raises over $520,000 for homeless youth

Team National Bank of Canada (L to R: Phil L’Ecuyer, Melissa Tan, Ryan O’Marra, Scott Langley, Sean St-John, Omar Kanji, and Mark Mulroney) brought home the trophy.

TORONTO, ON, February 9, 2017 – Thirty corporate teams raised more than their heart rate last night to generate $520,000 for homeless youth at the 2nd annual Covenant House Guts + Glory Corporate Challenge.

Participants took on the boot camp style challenge at the Mattamay Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leafs Gardens), Teams from businesses including financial management, legal and tech, tackled an obstacle course that tested speed, agility, strength and power. These ranged from inverted wall climbs to relays and power sled races.

Team National Bank took first place overall while Team UBER placed second, followed by Team TD.

“It’s amazing how the business community has whole-heartedly embraced this event,” says Bruce Rivers, Covenant House executive director. “The drive and competitive spirit of the teams during the challenge mirrors the determination of the homeless youth we serve every day to get off the street and build better futures.” A team of Covenant House youth also participated.

The event is a highlight of this February’s Covenant House Month, designated to raise awareness of youth homelessness and much-needed funds to support the agency’s work. This month also marks the agency’s 35th anniversary. It has offered its support to more than 90,000 youth since it opened its doors in 1982.

Covenant House Toronto changes the lives of at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth. As the country’s largest homeless youth agency, it provides the widest range of services under one roof to as many as 250 young people every day.

Contact: Michael Sheiner
Associate Manager, Public Relations
(416) 204-7094

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