Toronto, April 29, 2022 – The youth at Covenant House are benefitting from an influx of over $330,000 in donations thanks to the generous support of Toronto’s business community. Teams from across the real estate, legal and tech industries came together on April 27 for a virtual challenge, Guts + Glory Battle of the Brains presented by TD.
Twenty-seven teams of six to 10 people went head-to-head on a special digital platform to tackle a series of Amazing Race style challenges all in support of youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. The winning team from the corporate law firm Cassels was awarded bragging rights as well as the coveted Guts + Glory Trophy.
“This event really stood out because it’s an opportunity for colleagues to forget about work for a while and have a great time solving a series of challenges together,” said Andrew Lapham, Event Co-Chair. “Our goal was to create a great bonding experience participants will remember and raise as much as possible for the youth at Covenant House who really need our help during these very stressful times.”
Teams had to fundraise a minimum of $10,000 to participate, and a portion of a team’s overall score was based on their fundraising success. The more a team raised, the better their chances were of winning, and knowing that the money raised helps youth at Covenant House made victory that much sweeter.
Access Storage boosted the deal by matching individual donations up to a total of $10,000 during this year’s campaign. Since its 2016 debut, Guts + Glory has raised close to $3 million for the agency.
“Events like Guts + Glory are critical to keeping our operations going as the pandemic persists,” said Covenant House executive director Mark Aston. “The growing enthusiasm we’ve seen over the years from the business community, especially from this year’s presenting sponsor TD, has been truly amazing.”
Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, they offer the widest range of 24-7 services to as many as 300 young people each day.
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Associate Manager, Public Relations
Covenant House Toronto