The annual Robbie Media Kick-off on Friday, June 30th at the Delta East Hotel, Robbie Tournament Headquarters was emceed by Alf de Blassis a long-time friend of The Robbie and someone known well in soccer circles in Toronto and beyond for many years.

Podium guests included Ontario Soccer President Ron Smale, Scott Boucher from the Delta East Hotel, Grace Peacock from Metroland Media, Toronto FC Community Ambassador Steven Caldwell, and Honorary Chair Dwayne de Rosario along with Robbie Chair Mike Ellis.

Jeff Beach, Chief Executive Director, Ontario, Cystic Fibrosis Canada introduced Meaghan Macrury who lives with cystic fibrosis. Meaghan described her daily essential health routines, and the challenges, setbacks and disappointments that she faces in trying to lead her life. After Meaghan’s speech, The Robbie proudly presented Meaghan and Jeff with the 2017 donation of $50,000. The Robbie’s total donations over 51 years now exceed $1.75-million.

June 30, 2017