Battle of the Brains® 2003
On Thursday, April 3, 55 teams representing Toronto's corporate community were pitted against each other in a battle of wits at Battle of the Brains® 2003, the 10th anniversary edition of Invest in Kids' signature black-tie fundraiser.
Chaired by Debbie and Don Morrison, the event was presented by TD Securities for the third year and was a CBC Production. Quizmaster Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! fame returned for the fourth year running to host the trivia challenge of more than 500 players. Each of the previous nine winning companies were represented along with new recruits who participated in the friendly competition for the first time.
As the game unfolded, the competitive spirit was high across the sectors of banking, consumer products, finance, legal, services and technology. Yet, at the start of the game and in a move befitting this charitable event, Mandrake, the winning team from 2002, auctioned one of its team members, a five-time Jeopardy! champ, to play the first five rounds with the highest bidder. Motorola rose to that challenge.
Every round of the game saw jittery fingers hovering over the keypad of the interactive scoring system. The questions challenged players' knowledge of pop culture and covered such topics as sports, names in the news and what is the year? High scores were dependent on the speed with which teams entered the correct answer for each question.
At the end of the night, CIBC World Markets won the championship cup—the first-ever repeat winner. The event raised just over $600,000 for Invest in Kids' initiatives in parent education, research and professional education.
Invest in Kids Day® Hosted by Scotia Capital
Scotia Capital and institutional investment community raised more than $682,000 for Invest in Kids. On Wednesday, February 26th, 2003 Canada's youngest children were the investment of choice for Scotia Capital Inc. and the institutional investment community. For the second consecutive year, Scotia Capital hosted Invest in Kids Day, and will donate more than $682,000 in commissions generated from institutional equity trades made with the Firm that day to Invest in Kids.
Invest in Kids Golf Classic 2003
It is our pleasure to announce Invest in Kid’s Second Annual Golf Classic at Wooden Sticks on Monday, July 21st, 2003.
Once again, the golf tournament will feature a number of sports celebrities. Hockey greats Bobby Hull, Wendel Clark, Dale Hawerchuk and Geraldine Heaney are just a few of the renowned athletes confirmed for this year.
The cost per foursome for this one-of-a-kind golf experience is $2,750 (includes green fees, power carts, Mulligans, breakfast, lunch and a banquet feast).
Sponsorship of breakfast, lunch and dinner have been sold, but title, secondary, yardage booklet / hole and wine sponsorship opportunities are still available starting at $1,000.
If you are able to support Invest in Kids with donations of prizes for golfers, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 416-977-1222 x 225.
Mini Battle of the Brains®
For those who can't get enough of Battle of the Brains®, we've come up with a way for you to enjoy this cranial contest with your colleagues. You can now hold your own Battle of the Brains and engage in an evening of friendly competition, team building and fundraising.
For more information on how to hold your own Mini Battle of the Brains, contact Leslie Venturino at [email protected] or call 416-977-1222 ext. 225.