Monday, 12 November 2007

George's cause

When George Gross, the Toronto Sun's corporate sports editor, puts his name to a cause, he embraces it with a passion.

The Sun's annual Variety Village Christmas Fund has been George's passion for 24 years, with annual appeals to Sun readers raising more than $1.1 million.

The fund, the inspiration of Sun co-founder Doug Creighton, helped build the Variety Village Sports Centre in Scarborough and continues to support events for challenged youngsters.

"Today, we begin our 2007 campaign and again we'll give our readers/contributors an opportunity to win some valuable prizes, including a Don Cherry personal package, Canada's parade uniform from the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, autographed jerseys from the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC, a Blue Jays jacket, a Queen's Plate lunch for two, four gold tickets for the 2008 Rogers Cup tennis championships and many more," George said in a Sunday Sun column.

It is a worthy cause, with Sun readers using published donation coupons to contribute to the fund.

A note to George: Is there an online site for direct donations to your Christmas fund using credit cards, PayPal etc? If so, please provide the link and we will post in on TSF.

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