Over 6,000 students from more than 70 schools cheered on the Toronto Marlies as they took on the Grand Griffins Rapids at the Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 for the 6th annual TDSB/TFSS Day at the Marlies. The special 11:00 a.m. game allowed students to enjoy all the excitement of a professional hockey game at a discounted price. The event showcased our national sport and encouraged students to get involved in physical activities. While the game was an exciting outing for students, it was also an important fundraiser for the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS). The Marlies presented a cheque to TFSS Board Member, Lorenzo Lisi and Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Superintendent, John Chasty for $19,000 for programs to help students in need.

Students were more than spectators at the game as several schools participated off and on the ice to create a more enthusiastic stadium. The student choir from Beverley Heights Middle School proudly sang the Canadian anthem as students from Churchill Public School waved a large Canadian flag on the ice. Players from various TDSB schools enjoyed a brief pre-game skate with the players, rode the Zamboni between periods, watched the warm-up from the Marlies bench and cheered the Marlies onto the ice with a tunnel of high-fives. TDSB Superintendent, John Chasty performed the ceremonial puck drop. The loud applauses and excitement continued in to the intermissions as Superintendents entertained the crowd in some friendly competitions. First up, Mike Gallagher, John Chasty, Peter Chang and Ian Allison competed in the Super Curling Competition, won by Superintendent Mike Gallagher. In the second intermission, Chris Ferris, Leila Girdhar-Hill, Stacey Michener, Audley Salmon demonstrated their skill in the Allstar Shootout Competition with Chris Ferris winning the title. Winners received $250 towards a Student Nutrition Program of their choice.

TFSS extends a huge thank you to everyone who helped organize and support this year's fundraiser with the Toronto Marlies: our local schools and their staff, our TFSS Ambassadors, the TDSB and of course the Toronto Marlies and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. The money raised will benefit thousands of Toronto students throughout the year!

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