Maple Leafs mak­ing visit to Ni­a­gara Chil­dren’s Cen­tre

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - OPINION -

As part of Toronto Maple Leafs train­ing camp events tak­ing place in Ni­a­gara Falls this week­end, play­ers and team mas­cot Carl­ton the Bear will visit Ni­a­gara Chil­dren’s Cen­tre in St. Catharines on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Var­i­ous Maple Leaf play­ers will visit chil­dren who use the ser­vices of the cen­tre and take pho­tos, dis­trib­ute gifts and par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties with the chil­dren.

The Leafs are col­lab­o­rat­ing with Ni­a­gara Chil­dren’s Cen­tre through­out their visit to Ni­a­gara Falls for the club’s camp ahead of the 2017-18 sea­son.

Cen­tre vol­un­teers will be present at the Gale Cen­tre in Ni­a­gara Falls dur­ing camp events to dis­trib­ute in­for­ma­tion on the fa­cil­ity and col­lect do­na­tions.

All pro­ceeds from camp ticket sales will ben­e­fit the cen­tre and its work fo­cused on help­ing chil­dren with de­lays and dis­abil­i­ties, achieve their op­ti­mal po­ten­tial.

Pro­ceeds gen­er­ated for the cen­tre by the camp will sup­port the costs of phys­io­ther­apy, oc­cu­pa­tional ther­apy, speech ther­apy and so­cial work­ers at the fa­cil­ity to as­sist chil­dren in reach­ing their goals.

The cen­tre pro­vided re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and sup­port ser­vices to more than 3,300 chil­dren and youth last year across Ni­a­gara with phys­i­cal, de­vel­op­men­tal and com­mu­nica­tive de­lays. Chil­dren cared for include those with de­vel­op­men­tal speech and lan­guage de­lays, autism spec­trum dis­or­ders, cere­bral palsy, brain in­jury and neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions and de­vel­op­men­tal de­lay.

Visit ni­a­garachil­dren­scen­tre. com for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Leafs will hold this year’s train­ing camp at the Gale Cen­tre in Ni­a­gara Falls from Fri­day through Sun­day.

The team will give fans the op­por­tu­nity to watch train­ing­camp ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing prac­tices, scrim­mages, an alumni game, and var­i­ous out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

The team will hold daily prac­tices and scrim­mages from Fri­day through Sun­day with doors open­ing at 9 a.m.

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