raising a total of $24,000 dollars to go towards supporting the TEOF Food For Thought Nutrition Program, a charitable organization supporting child nutrition and the Kindergarten parenting programs of Inner City schools. This is the 6th annual tournament to take place. Director of TEOF and President of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto, Martin Long discussed the importance behind the event.
“Unfortunately in our society we have children at a disadvantage to the extent that they’re not receiving adequate nutrition,” said Long. “We know as teachers that you can’t learn if you’re hungry so we have to address the hunger issue. We have to feed the children because, unfortunately, child poverty exists in our community.”