Launch of Local Cricket Tournament Scores for The Scarborough Hospital

Launch of Local Cricket Tournament Scores for The Scarborough Hospital

Cricket is a sport that's rapidly gaining popularity in the GTA. Fans can cheer on their favourite teams, and sharpen their skills, at a first-of-its kind community-wide cricket tournament and family event on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 at L'Amoreaux Park.

The Scarborough World Cup of Cricket
, an inaugural event, is being held in support of The Scarborough Hospital's Cancer Care program and will also include cricket clinics by leading professional cricket player Umar Bhatti and well-known coach Nadeem Khokhar.

The Scarborough Hospital Foundation

Above: Popular level-three certified cricket coach Nadeem Khokhar teaches kids from the Agincourt Montessori School how to bat at an event to unveil the inaugural Scarborough World Cup of Cricket, which will be held June 22-23 at L'Amoreaux Park in support of The Scarborough Hospital's Cancer Care program.

The fun filled event will include a family barbecue and international food fair, and Teddy Bear check-ups performed by hospital doctors and nurses in field tents.

The announcement was made today by The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, organizer of the event, and its sponsors, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, Habib Canadian Bank, ATN (Asian Television Network), The Islamic Foundation of Toronto, Scarborough Muslim Association, Western Union, Arthur Fire Protection, Scarborough Town Centre, Physiomed, Lisa Grogan Green , TEVA Canada, BMO and Woburn Medical Centre.

The Scarborough Hospital Foundation

Above: Professional cricket player Umar Bhatti helps kids from the Agincourt Montessori School sharpen their cricket skills at an event to unveil the inaugural Scarborough World Cup of Cricket.

The Scarborough World Cup of Cricket is a two-day, 10-team round robin tournament with a reduced format of 10 overs per match. Teams, put together by the sponsors, consist of 15 players, with qualifying games on day one. The top four teams will proceed to day two, which will include two playoff games and a championship game, with the leading three teams receiving gold, silver and bronze medals.

Response from the community to the tournament announcement has been overwhelming, as is evident by how quickly our sponsors pulled teams of players together, said Tournament Chair Nigel Samaroo, adding that organizers expect the event to draw hundreds of local residents. This will be a true community-wide event, with something for every member of the family.

Michael Mazza, President of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, explained that the funds raised from The Scarborough World Cup will help The Scarborough Hospital provide integrated cancer care services to the community. It is The Scarborough Hospital's vision to have a coordinated and integrated Cancer Care program so our community can continue to receive high quality cancer care close to home, across our organization, he said, adding that when the community comes together, great things can be accomplished.

The Scarborough Hospital Foundation

Above: Karen Holness, a nurse at The Scarborough Hospital, performed Teddy Bear check-ups for students of Agincourt Montessori School as part of the launch of the upcoming inaugural Scarborough World Cup of Cricket.

According to Sari Greenwood, Patient Manager of The Scarborough Hospital Cancer Care program, the hospital receives more than 24,000 visits annually to its cancer centre, and the numbers are growing. Managed by a multidisciplinary team of oncologists and specially-trained nurses, the hospital's Cancer Care program is very strong, and with increased integration of services, our program will become even stronger.

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Admission to The Scarborough World Cup of Cricket and all activities are free of charge, with food available for purchase. 

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The Scarborough Hospital Foundation

Situated in the most diverse community in Canada,
The Scarborough Hospital Foundation
(
TSHF) raises funds for state of the art medical equipment and building projects for The Scarborough Hospital. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked with generous donors, volunteers and community members to raise the funds needed to help save lives, and support our vision to be recognized as Canada's leader in providing the best healthcare for a global community.