The 8th annual Intercamp Classic supporting Kids in Camp took place on Monday, May 21st, 2017. The festivities were hosted at a brand new venue: Esther Shiner Stadium & the adjacent North York Civic Fields. Once again, the event included softball, flag football, handball, food, inflatables, a raffle and more. There were some exciting playoff game finishes! Over $85,000 was raised with all net proceeds supporting Kids in Camp. The support from participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and fans was incredible.
The 7th annual Intercamp Classic supporting Kids in Camp happened on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. Close to 50 teams were involved and over 1,500 people attended the event. Players participated in one of our softball, flag football, or handball tournaments. It was an incredible day both on and off the field. Awesome weather, close games, great food, and inflatables were only just the start. Together, we raised close to $90,000 with all net proceeds supporting Kids in Camp. It was another successful day thanks to the all of the volunteers, players, donors, and fans who continue to support this event.
The 6th annual Intercamp Classic happened on Monday, May 3rd 2015. 18 different camps were involved. Sports tournaments at the event included softball, handball, and flag football. Tasty food, a raffle, and inflatable games were part of the fun! The event included over 1,000 players and approximately 1,500 people. Over $125,000 was raised with all net proceeds supporting Kids in Camp charity. The event was a huge success thanks to an awesome committee, loyal sponsors, and amazing donors, participants and fans.
The 5th annual Intercamp Classic happened on Monday, May 19th, 2014. The event involved close to 1,000 participants and over 1,500 people. 17 different camps were involved. The action at the event included softball, handball, flag football, great food, a raffle, inflatable games, and more! Over $125,000 was raised with all net proceeds benefiting Kids in Camp charity. An incredible committee and group of volunteers helped out prior to and on the day of the event.
The 2013 Intercamp Classic Presented By Fred & Linda Waks took place on Sunday, May 5th, 2013. The event welcomed close to 1,000 participants and approximately 2,000 total people. Once again, players participated in either a softball, handball or flag football tournament. A total of 87 teams took part and over $180,000 was raised with all net proceeds benefiting Kids in Camp charity. More than 100 volunteers contributed to the program leading up to and on the day of the event. The success of the initiative was made possible by a truly unbelievable group of captains, participants, volunteers, donors, and fans.
The third annual Intercamp Classic took place on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 and expanded to include a third sport, male flag football. 68 total teams (softball, handball and football), including approximately 750 high schools students, university students, and young professionals, participated in the event, raising a total of $125,000 with net proceeds fully benefitting Kids in Camp charity. Over 16 different Ontario camps were represented and over 1,500 people enjoyed the event.
In 2011, girls’ handball was added to the mix as another sport and the Intercamp Classic grew to a total of 50 teams (25 softball and 25 handball). Rain caused the event to be postponed but it did not stop the event from happening. On the rescheduled date of Monday, May 23rd, 2011, the second annual Intercamp Classic was enjoyed by participants, volunteers and attendees.
Half of the net proceeds from the 2011 event were donated to the Uganda Spinal Surgery Mission. The other half were given to a charity called Kids in Camp (KIC), a Toronto-based charity with the vision that no child be prevented from having a summer camp experience. The president of Kids in Camp at the time was Elaine Cole, the former owner and director of the camp where Josh and Noah had grown up. KIC was a great fit for the Intercamp Classic as it supports sending underprivileged kids to any Ontario Camps Association accredited camp. Therefore, participants and fundraisers could know that their money would be helping children potentially attend the very camps that they had attended themselves.
In total, $90,000 was raised through the second annual Intercamp Classic. With no matching donor, all proceeds came through participant fundraising and corporate sponsorships.
On Sunday, May 16th, 2010, the first annual Intercamp Classic took place at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. 20 male softball teams participated. The event involved great food, music, and other entertainment. $38,000 was raised for Project Muso to help eradicate malaria in West Africa. The amount was matched by the foundation of former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, for a total of $76,000. It was clear from the beginning that the Intercamp Classic would become a much anticipated annual event.