Civic Engagement

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam makes $100,000 donation to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Pascal Siakam is back in Toronto, already making a difference in the community.

The All-Star forward's "PS43 Foundation Canada" made a $100,000 donation to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, ON to provide opportunities to children and youth with disabilities, no matter the barriers they face.

"The Foundation is so thankful for this generous gift towards Holland Bloorview. This will support pediatric disability by providing education and awareness in the community, particularly for marginalized groups in racialized communities," said Sandra Hawken, the president and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

"With our mission to empower children and youth, and Holland Bloorview being the largest Canadian children's rehabilitation hospital, it was the perfect partnership," said Siakam. "We hope this donation helps Holland Bloorview further their incredible work with children rehabilitation and education."

In addition to the donation, the children's hospital will also receive a visit from the NBA champion himself.

Siakam will have the opportunity to interact, take pictures and hold a Q&A session in a safe environment with the 32 children who will take part in the event. The one-hour meet-and-greet event will give the kids the chance to spend some time with Siakam, who was away from Toronto for over a year with the Raptors spending the entire 2020-21 season in Tampa, Florida due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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"I have missed Toronto. It's so nice to be back, but it's even better to be back and help out the community," Siakam stated in the official release. "I'm glad the foundation and I can help make an impact in the lives of these kids and their families, as well as support the incredible work of the hospital."

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