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K.O.rey Mercer
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $6,000.00

My Message

I am participating in the Victory Charity Ball to raise money for the Pinball Clemons Foundation Ambassador School Program.

I got involved this year, as I was away battling demons of my own at CHRC (Canadian Health Recovery Centre). My Uncle (who is a boxing fanatic and works closely with Pinball for this event) came to visit me. He took me for lunch and had mentioned taking Boxing up as a hobby and participating in the Victory Charity Ball 2018.

At that time I was a little skeptical about the offer (as I had never boxed before), but as the days passed I thought about it more and more. While I was at CHRC, not only did they help me with my substance abuse problems, they provided supplements, and a healthy diet, which motivated me to want to stick to that lifestyle and stay healthy. So I thought taking on this challenge to participate in VCB would be a perfect opportunity. Not only do I get to get back into shape, and box, but I get to raise money to assist youth who've been abused, neglected, and/or abandoned. There is no better time for me to give back! This past year I have struggled with my addiction, and finally realized I can not beat this without the support of my loved ones. The help I've received from everyone from my wife, parents, daughters, brothers, uncle, cousins, co-workers, and CHRC is something I will be forever grateful for. Now that all of these people have helped me through one of the toughest times in my life, I feel like I should repay them by helping others through a difficult time in their lives.

The Ambassador Program is an alternative school program designed to assist youth, who have dropped out of high school, to reengage with learning. The aim is to help them complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, gain valuable life skills, and successfully move into a post-secondary school environment. 

The program currently services 15 full time youth, and 4-part time youth, with one Teacher and one Child and Youth Worker. Students work at their own pace on academic courses and participate in a life skills program which focuses on skill building for youth to live independently and successfully. These life skills include learning the basics of cooking and nutrition, physical health and wellness, financial literacy, and personal life management.

Students also engage in community support activities, volunteering, and a program called the “SpeakOut” where they travel to grade 7 and 8 classrooms across the city of Toronto and deliver a “stay in school” presentation based on their own life story and life choices.  Ambassador Students have spoken to nearly 30 000 grade 7-8 students over the past 10 years.  The core philosophy of the Ambassador Program is that every student can learn, achieve their goals, and realize their potential regardless of their socio-economic status, upbringing, or experiences. 

Event Date
Jan 1, 2018 12:00 AM
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My Supporters (30)

Brent Bloxam donated $30.00
May 17, 2018 5:58 PM
Karen Haslam donated $50.00
May 11, 2018 1:03 PM
Continuum II Inc donated $250.00
May 4, 2018 8:34 PM
Perry Hum donated $51.00
May 4, 2018 3:03 PM
Robert Beecham donated $100.00
May 4, 2018 2:45 PM
John Valvano donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2018 2:36 PM
Nicholas Chan donated $51.00
May 2, 2018 8:25 AM
Tyler Romanko donated $100.00
Apr 13, 2018 9:58 AM
Kaitlin Buckley donated $30.00
Apr 13, 2018 9:17 AM
Grant Dyer donated $50.00
Apr 13, 2018 9:14 AM
Panteha Haghseta donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 11, 2018 8:08 AM
Vitaliy Turchyn donated $50.00
Apr 6, 2018 1:58 PM
Michel Dubuc donated $50.00
Apr 4, 2018 3:16 PM
Dustin Mowat donated $50.00
Apr 4, 2018 2:37 PM
IEWC donated $250.00
Apr 4, 2018 10:15 AM
Tina Price donated $50.00
Mar 28, 2018 6:14 PM
Paul Wolf Lighting donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 23, 2018 4:31 PM
Anonymous donated $250.00
Mar 23, 2018 3:18 PM
Canadian Health Recovery Centre donated $250.00
Mar 23, 2018 12:23 PM
Alisha Mathison donated $25.00
Mar 21, 2018 9:43 PM
Katrina Jamila donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 20, 2018 8:12 AM
Isabella Mercer donated $50.00
Mar 20, 2018 6:49 AM
Jordyn Price donated $50.00
Mar 20, 2018 6:44 AM
Carly Goldup donated $150.00
Mar 16, 2018 8:27 PM
Leslie Clarke donated $100.00
Mar 9, 2018 4:10 PM
paul mercer donated $200.00
Mar 9, 2018 1:41 PM
april mercer donated $200.00
Mar 9, 2018 1:40 PM
Gary Popowich donated $100.00
Mar 5, 2018 5:21 PM
Luminiz Inc donated $100.00
Mar 2, 2018 12:05 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 28, 2018 12:31 PM
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