Toronto Raptors
At Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, we help kids in our community by giving them opportunities to learn and play. Through our community outreach, development and charitable initiatives, we BUILD, TEACH, GROW and GIVE.

We BUILD by refurbishing recreational facilities. We GIVE resources to charitable organizations that support disadvantaged youth. In collaboration with MLSE sport development, we provide community leaders with safe, modern facilities where they can TEACH the next generation, providing them with opportunities to GROW.
TEAM PROGRAMS
An exciting summer program that leverages the expertise of Raptors players, coaches and specialists to teach the game of basketball to boys and girls aged 8-18. An all-time high of 270 children attended the 2009 session, which included appearances by Head Coach Jay Triano, Reggie Evans, Alvin Williams, and more.
Now in its 9th year, the Toronto Raptors Read to Achieve program is committed to promoting literacy and a life-long love of reading to children grades 1-12. Through in-school initiatives, teachers and librarians are offered the opportunity to use the sport of basketball and the Raptors to generate excitement about reading.
The MLSE Team Up Foundation improves the lives of children and youth by building facilities, giving to sustainable programs and empowering youth through sports and recreation.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Jose Calderon
In 2007, Calderon was named as a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, using sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
Leandro Barbosa
In 2009, Barbosa hosted a charity event for the Desert Mountain States Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of his mother. He also teamed with Anderson Varejao to promote a charity game in Brazil with stars from the NBA.