Being involved in and contributing to our local communities is important to KSV. We hold and participate in events for numerous charitable organizations across Canada. Here’s a look at some of the causes we support.
KSV Charity Golf Classic
KSV has a longstanding tradition of hosting an annual charitable golf tournament. Funds raised to date from the annual golf event exceed $1.7 million. Our most recent event, held in June 2017, supported The Silverberg Lab, a research group within Sinai Health System which continues to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The 2017 KSV Charity classic was a success, raising over $200,000 thanks to the overwhelming support from our sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers. Planning is well underway for the 2018 tournament!
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
In September, 2016, we put the pedal to the metal at the 2016 JDRF Revolution Ride for Diabetes Research. The 2016 JDRF Revolution Ride surpassed its goal for this year by raising more than $5 million. KSV’s participation at this event has become an annual tradition and we look forward to further our fundraising and cycling efforts for years to come.
KSV is a proud supporter of the Erace Cancer cycling team, consisting of road, triathlon, mountain and cyclocross racers who participate at local, provincial, national and international events to raise money for Camp Oochigeas. Camp Ooch, as it is known, is a privately-funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences. In the last four years, Erace Cancer has raised over $250,000 in support of Camp Ooch.
KSV has a strong connection to minor hockey. KSV was a lead sponsor and supporter of Minor Hockey Fights Cancer, with the proceeds of the firm’s 2014 annual golf tournament going toward this cause. MHFC raised over $1 million in the fight against cancer, with a significant portion of the donations generated from the efforts of KSV and its team. KSV is also a sponsor of the North York Knights 2001 AA Hockey Team and was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Bantam Ontario Hockey Federation Championships.
Joel Schwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament
In March 2016, we sponsored a team and participated in the 6th annual Joel Schwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament. The ultimate beneficiary of the event is Reena, a non-profit social service agency dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities. KSV’s team made it to the finals!