Inspiration Night

Inspiration Night unites philanthropists and visionaries in support of Kids, Cops & Computers. The highlight of this intimate gala is an engaging keynote message that celebrates the theme of Inspiration.

In the spring of 2013, Board Member Amie Rocket Munk attended Inspiration Day, the year-end celebration for the KCC students who have successfully completed the first year of the Program to acknowledge their achievements and the successful futures that lie ahead for them. Amie was incredibly moved and motivated to share her experience and the excitement of the day with others. The idea of Inspiration Night was born.

Co-chaired by Amie Rocket Munk and Bryden Richardson and supported by committee members Sarah Paterson, Marsha Baker and G. Scott Paterson, the inaugural event took place in 2013 and was such a success that it became an annual event.

2017 – “Hope” with Dr. Howard Rocket

2016 – “The Future of Technology” with Marc Saltzman

2015 – “Technology & Inspiration” with Don Tapscott

2014 – “Entrepreneurism & Inspiration” with Frank O’Dea & Anthony Lacavera 

2013 – “Success & Inspiration” with Peter Munk & Jordan Banks

Inspiration Night 2017

Tuesday October 24, 2017

The Carlu – 444 Yonge Street, Toronto

Semi-Formal Dress

6:00 pm – Cocktails

7:00 pm – Dinner

9:00 pm – Silent Auction Closes & Evening End

Inspiration Night Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsor $10,000

  • One table for 10 guests
  • Premium table location
  • First opportunity to renew as Gala 2016 Platinum Sponsor
  • Platinum Sponsor recognition in all event materials including:
    • Full page profile in the event program
    • Premium logo placement on AV presentation
  • Recognition in ongoing marketing materials

Gold Sponsor $5,000

  • One table for 10 guests
  • Recognition on all event materials including:
    • Half page profile in the event program
    • Logo placement on AV presentation
  • Recognition in ongoing marketing materials

Silent Auction

There is an opportunity for a limited number of unique and diverse items to be featured as part of our silent auction.   If you are interested in supporting students through a donation of goods or services, please contact sarah@merrygoround.ca

Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer


Wednesday February 21, 2018
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Hockey Hall of Fame – Enter the Hall through the Spirit of Hockey Store

Cocktail/business attire

Our Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer is our largest fundraising event of the year. Over 600 athletes, celebrities and supporters of Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation join us at the Hockey Hall of Fame for an evening of conversation, cocktails and charity. Through the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, we continue to set records for net funds raised through this fun filled night!

For 14 years in a row, our dedicated Chair and Founder, G. Scott Paterson has championed this successful event.

Highlights of the night include our raffle draw for memorable prizes, an exciting silent auction filled with high-value items, our roving photographers snapping candid pics with your favourite athletes and celebrities, and the ever popular interactive games at “The Hall”.

13th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer – February 8, 2017

12th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer – February 24, 2016

11th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer – February 24, 2015 

10th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer – February 25, 2014 

14th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer 

February 21st, 2018

Hockey Hall of Fame – 30 Yonge St., Toronto

Cocktail Dress

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrity Sports Mixer Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsor $10,000

  • Autographed Toronto Maple Leafs jersey
  • Platinum Sponsor logo inclusion on website & Mixer announcements
  • Platinum Sponsor logo on special page in Mixer program
  • Platinum Sponsor logo in National Post thank you ad
  • Platinum Sponsor logo recognition on Mixer signage
  • Special invitation to our school year-end Inspiration 2016 event
  • Logo prominently displayed on all kids Inspiration t-shirts
  • 20 Tickets to the 12th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer

Gold Sponsor $5,000

  • Gold Sponsor logo inclusion on website & Mixer announcements
  • Gold Sponsor logo on special page in Mixer program
  • Gold Sponsor logo in National Post thank you ad
  • Gold Sponsor logo recognition on Mixer signage
  • Special invitation to our school year-end Inspiration 2016 event
  • Logo displayed on all kids Inspiration t-shirts
  • 15 Tickets to the 12th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer

Champion Sponsor $2,000

  • Name inclusion on website
  • Name in Mixer program
  • Name in National Post thank you ad
  • Special invitation to our school year-end Inspiration 2016 event
  • 10 Tickets to the 12th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer

Player Sponsor $1,000

  • Name in Mixer program
  • Name in National Post thank you ad
  • Special invitation to our school year-end Inspiration 2016 event
  • 4 Tickets to the 12th Annual Celebrity Sports Mixer

Fan Ticket $250

Live Auction & Raffle

There is an opportunity for a limited number of unique and diverse items to be featured as part of our live auction. In addition, prizes for our raffle make an incredible addition to our event. If you are interested in supporting our kids through a donation of goods or services, please contact sarah@merrygoround.ca

Inspiration Games

Inspiration Games is a celebration for our students on successfully completing their Junior Year of the Kids, Cops & Computers program, while acknowledging all of their achievements and the successful futures that lie ahead for them.

Programming includes awards, scholarships, entertainment, motivational speakers, pizza lunch and fun games all day!

INSPIRATION GAMES 2017

When: May 30th, 2017

Where: The Hangar at Downsview Park
75 Carl Hall Road, Toronto ON
M3K 2B9

This year, we are planning to expand our programming and opportunities for sponsorship. If you are a company that would like to make an impact and are interested in supporting this day celebrating the students, please contact sarah@merrygoround.ca.

Many thanks to Pizza Nova for their continued support of Inspiration Day and providing lunch for all of our kids and guests!