(September 23, 2005) - A pair of gold Toronto Maple Leafs seasons tickets top the list of prizes up for grabs in the St. Michael's Hospital's fundraising initiative, Angels on a Breakaway. The $25 tickets go on sale Monday, September 26th at 8 a.m. and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster at 416-870-8000. Winners will be announced Tuesday, October 4th on Q107's Derringer in the Morning in time for the first game of the Leafs regular season. A maximum of 3,600 entries puts every ticket in the game.
"This is a great opportunity for St. Michael's Hospital," says Dr. Michael McKee, one of the hospital's leading orthopaedic surgeons and a recreational hockey player. "Getting the equipment we need is like the Leafs scoring an overtime goal in the playoffs - it's that rewarding."
Angels on a Breakaway gets a formidable assist from Corus Entertainment and its Toronto radio properties, CLASSIC ROCK Q107, AM640 TORONTO RADIO - THE HOME OF THE LEAFS and 102.1 The Edge, as well as drafting support from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. in the promotion of this fan-favourite fundraiser. St. Michael's Hospital is offering Toronto Maple Leafs fans a chance to welcome "the boys in blue" back with six incredible sports prizes:
First prize: A pair of awesome gold seats for the 2005-2006 season, made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor, a longtime fan of the hospital. While the list price is $15,334, Leaf fans know this prize is unparalleled.
Second prize: A team-autographed hockey stick donated by the 2005-2006 Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club.
Third prize: Three platinum tickets for a regular season home game during the 2005-2006 schedule.
Fourth prize: Two lucky fans can watch the Leaf action with Andy Frost, the Toronto Maple Leafs' in-arena announcer and host of Q107's popular Psychedelic Sundays.
Fifth prize: A Toronto Maple Leafs jersey signed by The Chief himself, George Armstrong, former Leaf captain and player for 21 seasons, donated by the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club.
Sixth prize: Watch the Leafs score on a new 27" Sony Wega Television donated by The Brick.
"The Leafs are proud to team up with St. Michael's Hospital in this important fundraising effort," says John Lashway, vice president of communications and community development for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. "This is a special opportunity for sports fans to experience the Leafs in a unique way and at the same time lend their support to one of this city's finest hospitals. We hope everyone will participate in the fun and be a part of welcoming back Leafs hockey to our community while ensuring St. Mike's stays at the top of its game by getting the equipment it needs."
All proceeds from the Angels on a Breakaway fundraising event are directed to the St. Michael's Angel Care Fund, which supports the highest need areas in the hospital. St. Michael's Hospital would like to thank Corus Entertainment Ltd., Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. and wonderful donors who have teamed up for this fundraising initiative while adding a flurry of sports drama as Toronto eagerly awaiting the start of the NHL season.
About St. Michael's Hospital
St. Michael's Hospital is a large and vibrant Catholic teaching and research hospital in the heart of Toronto. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital leads with innovation and serves with compassion. Renowned for providing exceptional patient care, St. Michael's Hospital is a regional trauma centre and downtown Toronto's designated trauma centre for adults.
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