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Brennan "The Barbarian" Wood
Amount Raised
$4,850.00
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 had a friend fight in the event last year, which got me interested. I recently met Chris the founder of the event and he was very passionate about the cause and I wanted to be a part of a great cause. My sports background consisted of playing varsity lacrosse at University of Western Ontario, where I won a national championship in 2001. My hobbies were fishing, surfing, coaching lacrosse, but we have a 4-month-old baby so my hands have been awful full with that

I have been working with kids for about 15 years through coaching and have seen many of them graduate and attend universities on scholarships. Getting involved with a cause that helps kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend school seemed like a fantastic opportunity to me.

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
Location Name
Toronto

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My Supporters (20)

Pat Maloney donated $250.00
May 18, 2018 3:38 PM
Andrea DelZotto donated an undisclosed amount
May 18, 2018 11:26 AM
Home Inspectors of Ontario Inc donated $100.00
May 17, 2018 12:11 PM
Ryan Atkison donated $100.00
May 16, 2018 6:05 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
May 15, 2018 1:46 PM
Katalyst Real Estate Corp. donated $500.00
May 15, 2018 11:14 AM
Nick Apolonatos donated an undisclosed amount
May 14, 2018 2:42 PM
Maryam Monadi donated an undisclosed amount
May 14, 2018 11:21 AM
Allen Azoulay donated $250.00
May 11, 2018 12:39 PM
James Burton donated $200.00
May 11, 2018 9:26 AM
Rosenswig McRae Thorpe CPAs donated $200.00
May 11, 2018 8:48 AM
Blake Wyatt donated $500.00
Apr 30, 2018 11:28 AM
Intrepid Quantity Surveying Inc. donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 18, 2018 10:21 AM
MarshallZehr donated $500.00
Apr 17, 2018 1:28 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 13, 2018 4:26 PM
Cecil Hayes donated $500.00
Apr 13, 2018 10:10 AM
Frank Falsetto donated $100.00
Apr 13, 2018 8:50 AM
Anonymous donated $250.00
Apr 12, 2018 10:46 AM
Anonymous donated $50.00
Apr 12, 2018 10:45 AM
Anonymous donated $250.00
Mar 30, 2018 11:16 AM
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