Sun Youth and long time friend Comedian Joey Elias partnered up to raise funds for the organization’s football program last Thursday. Stand up comedians Joey Elias, Leonard Yelle, Jacy Lafontaine, Jeff Schouela and the Montreal Gazette’s own Pat Hickey put on a great show for the 100 guests present at Selwyn House.
“Geat job by @jeffschouela @rebellenyelle @jacylafontaine @zababes1. And TY to everyone who came out on a school night to support @sunyouthorg. Hope you had as much fun as I did,” wrote Joey Elias on Twitter after the show. Huge thanks to Joey Elias and his special guests for a very special evening.
Not only was Sun Youth fortunate enough to be able to hold the event at renowned Selwyn House thanks to Selwyn House Sports Director Mike Maurovitch but the organization also got help from the Bantam and Juvenile Division 1 hockey teams players. “A huge thank you goes out to all of the boys for their service, as well as Coaches Laperle, Giroux and Widgington for helping oversee the night with other members of the Athletics Department. The night was a huge “win” for all sides.”
Selwyn House and Sun Youth have in common that success in the classroom is as important as success on the field. Youngsters who want to be part of our sports teams must do well in school. Every day after school our young athletes are invited to come do their homework at our facilities and volunteer tutors offer their support to those that need it.
Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors such as restaurants Le Filet, le Serpent, Chasse et Pêche, the Candy Lounge and participants, some $3,000 were raised for the organization’s football program. Our football program is for youth ages 7-17 and allows 200 kids to play sports and to gain precious life lessons.