The Toronto Event Centre recently hosted the annual Tournament of Stars draft party for West Park Health Centre on Friday, March 24th. The lineup was filled with renowned athletes such as Jose Calderon, Jerome Williams, Ivory Latta, Ricky Davis, Matt Bonner, Corey Maggette, Roger Mason Jr, Baron Davis, Eddy Curry, Angel McCoughtry, Glen Davis, Josh Childress, Mo Pete, Metta World Peace, Corey Maggette, and Josh Childress.
West Park Foundation is the official fundraising vehicle for West Park Healthcare Centre, supporting innovative methods of treatment, leading-edge research, and excellence in patient care. The Foundation’s impact was made clear that night through the inspiring story of Jamoi Anderson, who was struck by a severe viral infection in 2008. He was in the hospital for 26 days and in a coma. While saving his life, the treatment left the athletic 23-year-old with gangrene in his foot. After making the difficult decision to amputate his left leg below the knee, he was admitted to West Park. He shared his story that night and emphasized the importance of what West Park does.
The night started with players mingling and enjoying the variety of food, from fresh oysters to Pad Thai, served by one of the best restaurants in Toronto. The ambience and entertainment contributed to a successful event, as guests enjoyed a great evening while supporting a noble cause.
The event showcased the Toronto Event Centre’s versatile capabilities as a venue for hosting large-scale, prestigious events that inspire and bring people together. Hosting the Tournament of Stars draft party was an honour , and we hope to continue to support and be a part of events that make a meaningful impact in the community.