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$207,000 Raised for Sick Kids Hospital

June 30, 2008

Elliot Melamed, EMPIRE AUCTIONS Toronto

$207,000 RAISED IN SUPPORT OF THE CARDIAC KIDS PROGRAM AT SICK KIDS HOSPITAL!

I was honoured to be involved this year with the 3rd Annual Transglobe Charity Golf Classic, held on Tuesday, June 24th at the beautiful Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario, just north of Toronto. The event included golf, dinner and entertainment and was very well attended.  The evening included live and silent auctions and I was asked to conduct the live auction component, consisting of select sports memorabilia, artwork and vacation package items.  In keeping with the sports theme of the evening, attending and supporting the event were some of Canada’s most legendary past and present athletes, both in the professional and olympic spheres, including (among others) Toronto Blue Jays World Series winner Joe Carter, gold medal champion Olympic sprinter Donovan Bailey, and Marnie McBean, Olympic gold medal rowing champion. It was a thrill for me to meet and be photographed with these legends, and to help out in such an important cause.  In all, $207,000 was raised that evening, in support of the Cardiac Kids Program at Sick Kids Hospital.

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Thanks again to all who supported and attended the

event, it was a smashing success.

Best regards,

Elliot Melamed, Empire Auctions Toronto.

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