Team Unbreakable programs will be back in full force this fall in Toronto with the launch of new schools and community programs.
“We’re coming off our best year ever in Toronto and I’m excited about the momentum we are taking into September,” says Nils Blondon, Program Coordinator for the charity. Our Toronto Unbreakable 5k in June was sold out with 535 participants and there is a lot of enthusiasm in the schools, among parents and within the community,” says Nils.
There are two new community programs that are starting up for the first time. The first is the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) Launch Pad in the Regent Park community. A Team Unbreakable program for youth between 13-18 years old is being run every Thursday night with help from Nils and Launch Pad staff. At the Scarborough West Community Centre, 15 year-old males who are part of the youth justice program will be participating in the other program. They will be take part in the program, finishing with a 5k culmination run in Toronto on November 23. Mohammed Mohyedin is leading the program with assistance from Nils Blondon.
Meanwhile, school programs in Toronto are growing with three new elementary schools in York Region. Each of these schools will train with their teacher-coaches and take part in the December 1 York Region 5k culmination run. They will be supported by Mohammed and Nils.
All 17 Toronto schools from last year are expected back with the addition of 4 new schools. With York Region, Scarborough West and MSLE Launch Pad, the total number of programs being run is 26 in Greater Toronto. “We appreciate all the support the charity is receiving from volunteers, corporate sponsors, service clubs, individual donors, coaches, schools and the community. Anyone who would like to volunteer should check out the Team Unbreakable volunteer page to become a “Run Buddy,” “Guest Speaker/Facilitator” or help fundraise.