“Slide Into Summer for SickKids” Raises $11,500 for The SickKids Foundation
Professional Wakeboarders descended upon Toronto to help Summer Water Sports host the 2nd annual “Summers for SickKids” Charity Wakeboard Railslide.

Toronto, Ontario (May 31st – June 1st )

Wakeboarders from around the globe rode in the heart of downtown Toronto and helped to raise money for The Hospital for SickKids.  Along with our corporate partners, rider donations, and generous audience contributions we are proud to announce that this years event was a huge success raising $11,500 for the SickKids Foundation.

We would like to thank everyone who was involved this year with out your help the event would not be possible.  Summer Water Sports would like to pay special recognition to Sun and Ski Marine, MasterCraft Boats, BoardSports, L13 Wakeskates, BMO Nesbitt Burns, KRG Insurance, Team Fun, the riders and all those who helped out for going above and beyond all expectations this summer.

Sick Kids sees 300 new cases of childhood cancer each year, more than any other hospital in Canada. The prognosis and quality of life for children with cancer is improving. Today over 70% of all childhood cancer patients will survive as a result of improved treatments. Your commitment to Haematology/Oncology programs at Sick Kids enables the best possible care, using the most advanced medical techniques in the most severe and complex cases, and ensures that Sick Kids remains a place where the most skilled and talented professionals choose to work. Exploring new directions in the fight against cancer and blood diseases is possible only with the support of the community.

“Summers for SickKids” was started in 2007 by Summer Water Sports in order to increase youth involvement in charities.  “Summers for SickKids” has begun a movement of action sport related events that speak to today’s youth and as a result offer an avenue in which youth can get involved and help.  

“Summers for SickKids” was a huge success we thank the community and all participants for helping make the difference in children’s lives.  We hope to see you next year.

For further information, please contact:
Geordie Newlands
Summer Water Sports