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Woodbine Entertainment Awards $10,000 to Charity Challenge Winners

September 26, 2017

TORONTO, September 26 – ​Woodbine Entertainment congratulates the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) on winning the 2017 Woodbine Cares Week Charity Challenge. TJSF took first place and was awarded $7,500.00 after garnering more than 6,000 votes in a week-long online poll.

The Charity Challenge is a highlight of Woodbine Cares Week, a 10-day celebration of the many valuable community organizations and causes that Woodbine Entertainment supports. Since 2014, Woodbine Entertainment has awarded more than $40,000 to winners of the Charity Challenge.

“We are grateful to have been included within this year’s Charity Challenge,” said Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., President, TJSF. “I am humbled and would like to thank everyone who voted for us, which now will go a long way to assisting our efforts to putting smiles on children’s faces over the winter holidays.”

TJSF supports numerous local community organizations in Milton with a focus on underprivileged youth, cultural diversity, and healthcare.

On Wednesday, September 20 at the Woodbine Cares Community and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Tiger Jeet Singh Jr. announced that the donation will be used to support their popular annual fundraising tradition, the Miracle on Main Street Toy Drive. Funds raised through the event will be used to purchase toys for patients at SickKids and McMaster Children’s hospitals in addition to helping children at Halton Women’s Place and the Salvation Army to have a good winter holiday.

“We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate our employees and community partners who do so much to enrich our communities,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “The Woodbine Cares Community and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner allows us to gather and recognize each other’s achievements while being inspired by their incredible acts of generosity.”

The Charity Challenge runner-up, Horizons for Youth, received a $2,500 donation from Woodbine Entertainment. Horizons for Youth shelters, prepares and guides more than 1,100 homeless and at-risk youth annually.

“Woodbine Cares Week represents the culmination of a full year of community partnerships and employee volunteerism,” said Emily Mallin, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Relations. “We are privileged to work alongside amazing organizations such as TJSF and Horizons for Youth, among many others.”