Thank you our music industry friends who supported MusiCounts and Unison Benevolent Fund at the 2018 Music Industry Blue Jays game on July 24th in Toronto. Through proceeds from ticket sales, a pre-game silent auction and $1 per beer generously donated by Steam Whistle Brewery, over $11,000 was raised for the charities.
Following the pre-game festivities, The Heavyweights Brass Band treated guests to a funky performance, which began inside the brewery and led the crowd to the Rogers Centre.
The event began in 2016, with 200 tickets sold and over $2,000 raised for Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research – Sunnybrook Foundation. In 2017, the fundraiser drew 400 attendees, with proceeds of over $4,400 going to Unison Benevolent Fund and MusiCounts. This year the goal of 500 tickets was exceeded with over 700 tickets sold.
MusiCounts extends a special thank you to Jon at Universal for creating the event and Steam Whistle Brewing for donating the space.
All photos credit: Bruce Bradley