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Your Team. Three Sports. One Day.

The MLSE Team Up Challenge presented by Ford is a unique, multi-sport tournament where teams of 8-10 players compete in basketball, soccer, ball hockey, beach volleyball and beach dodgeball.

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Celebrity Draft

Each year the MLSE Team Up Challenge invites countless celebrities and special guests to participate as Honourary Coaches.

Similar to any sports draft, teams have the opportunity to draft a Celebrity onto their team for a portion of the day as an Honorary Coach. 
The celebrity draft will take place on Wednesday, June 5th beginning with the highest fundraising team. The more teams fundraise the higher their draft position. Top fundraising teams will be contacted closer to the draft with more information.  

Check out last year's Celebrity Coaches:
Shayne Corson

Shayne Corson, of Barrie, Ontario played Left Wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2000 to 2003. He also played for team Canada at the Canada Cup, World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and the 1998 Winter Olympics. Throughout his NHL career, Corson captained two hockey clubs. 
Peter Ing

Toronto-born goaltender Peter Ing, played 3 seasons in the OHL before being drafted by The Leafs in 1989. His later career was spent playing in the International Hockey League and the American Hockey League. Ing is currently the CEO of Fan-Tastic Sports.
Gary Leeman

Drafted 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982, Gary Leeman is best known for being the second Toronto Maple Leafs player ever to score 50 goals or more in a single NHL season. He played in the NHL from 1983-1999, winning the Stanley Cup in 1993. He retired after playing in 667 games, scoring 199 goals and 267 assists for 466 points.
Rick Vaive

Born in Ottawa, Rick Vaive is the first 50-goal scorer in a single season in Toronto Maple Leafs franchise history. Vaive was selected fifth overall in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the NHL from 1979-1992 and played for four different NHL teams. Currently, Vaive hosts various shows on Leafs TV, focusing on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Wendel Clark

A fan favourite in Toronto, Wendel Clark played for the Toronto Maples Leafs on three separate occasions, captaining the team from 1991-1994. He was selected first overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Known for his physical play and ability to score goals, his #17 jersey is retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Lindsay Hamilton

Lindsay Hamilton is currently an anchor for SportsCentre on TSN. Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Lindsay has worked in television since she was a teenager. She began her broadcasting career as a national television host on The Family Channel in 2008.Her broadcasting resume also includes time with MLSE, the Pan Am Games, and CBC National News Network. An avid athlete, Lindsay was a member of Team Ontario and competed at the intercollegiate level in women’s lacrosse. Some of her most notable interviews include Justin Bieber, Dana White, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, among many others. 
Darcy Tucker

Darcy Tucker, a native of Endiang, Alberta, played 947 regular season and 68 playoff games in the NHL. He scored 215 goals and had 261 assists for 476 points in the NHL, along with 1,410 penalty minutes. An icon in the greater Toronto area during his nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, Tiucker quickly became a fan favorite for his energetic and physical play, and his ability to agitate at the highest level while still being a consistent and effective offensive contributor. 

Darryl Sittler

One of the greatest players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leafs uniform, Darryl was also Toronto’s first choice, picked eighth overall in the 1970 Amateur Draft. He played 844 games with the Leafs and also played in Philadelphia and Detroit. Mr. Sittler retired after the 1984-1985 season, and in 1989, he was honoured with an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Ric Nattress


Ric Nattress played for five different teams and over 500 regular season games. In 1980, he was drafted by the Montreal Canadians, and made his pro debut at the Calder Cup playing 5 playoff games. In 1987, Ric was traded to the Calgary Flames where he played a steady defensive role and went on to help the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup in 1989.  In 1991, Ric was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal that saw center Doug Gilmour and veteran Jamie Macoun head east and Gary Leeman head to the Flames. Nattress became a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers, before retiring in 1992-93 season.

Luca Caputi


Caputi, a native of Toronto, was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2007-08 he played with the Niagara IceDogs and capped his four-year OHL career with a 51-goal, 111-point season. Following his time in the OHL, Luca played in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins and his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. In 35 career NHL games he scored three goals and added six assists. He wrapped up his playing career in Sweden last season and is now an assistant coach for the Guelph Storm.

Dan Daoust

Dan Daoust began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982 after three successful junior seasons playing with the Cornwall Royals. In December 1982, Montreal traded Daoust to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Daoust was an immediate success in Toronto, scoring 51 points in 48 games in his first season there. Daoust relied on grit and hard work to compensate for his small stature, and became a fan favorite in Toronto in the 1980s.
Tom Fergus

Tom Fergus played junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes, and was selected 60th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft where he played until he was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1986. Fergus immediately became Toronto’s top centre and set a new career high with 31 goals in 1985–86, as well as matching his career high of 73 points.
Jack Armstrong

Jack “The Coach” Armstrong is TSN’s Basketball Insider, keeping fans in the loop on everything happening around the NBA and college hoops. He also joins Toronto Raptors play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin as a game analyst for all Raptors broadcasts on TSN.
Armstrong’s vast knowledge and passion is well-known and respected throughout the basketball world. Armstrong has spent his entire broadcast career focusing on the Toronto Raptors.
Steven Caldwell

Steven Caldwell originally joined Toronto FC on May 7, 2013 on loan from Birmingham City F.C. (Birmingham City), and signed a permanent contract on July 2, 2013 following the completion of his loan agreement. Caldwell made 49 combined appearances, scoring one goal for Toronto FC. He was named captain on July 13, 2013 and wore the armband in 40 matches for the Club, and remained captain until the conclusion of the 2014 season. Caldwell retired in 2015, the second longest serving captain in Toronto FC history, behind Jimmy Brennan. 

Terry Dunfield

Terry Dunfield is a retired Canadian soccer player who played as a midfielder. He is now the head coach of the Toronto FC Academy U14 team. A former member of Toronto FC, Dunfield began playing with the team in 2011 after being traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps. He played three seasons with the Reds and helped the club capture the 2012 Canadian Championship. Dunfield also captained the club and was named the Toronto FC MVP of the 2012 season by club officials. Dunfield was a member of the Canadian Men’s national team. He has earned 14 international caps for Canada and scored one goal.
Eric Smith

Eric Smith is in his 21st season working Toronto Raptors broadcasts on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and his 6th covering games on Sportsnet TV. He is in his fifth season as the radio play-by-play voice following nine campaigns in an analyst role. He has served as host of the pre, half and postgame radio shows since 1997. When not calling the games on radio, Smith moves to the TV side for broadcasts working as a sideline reporter and halftime host. Smith also covers the Raptors and the NBA on a regular basis as host, reporter, analyst and columnist for Sportsnet TV, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and 
Matt Black

Black was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts and signed to play on March 10, 2009. In his first eight seasons with the club Black played in 109 games, with his two most significant seasons being 2013, when he contributed 34 tackles and 2016 when he set a career-high with 44. Black's interception in the final seconds of the 105th Grey Cup sealed a 27-24 victory for the Argos over the Calgary Stampeders. 
Al Iafrate

Albert Iafrate is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League between 1984 and 1998. He is perhaps most famous for his extremely hard slap shot. He set a record for velocity during the NHL Skills Competition of 1993, a record which stood for 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour (169.3 km/h). Iafrate played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1984-1991. 
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