Winner: Best film ISFFE 2016 – “On Aggregate – Champions without a Home” (Azerbaijan; USA)
Football Clinic 2016 – Yuri Youth Foundation
On August 22, 2016, Yuri’s Youth Foundation (YYF), in partnership with the ISFFE and Alexandra Park Community Centre (APCC), hosted a free Football clinic which was attended by nearly 50 children/youth. YYF ran the clinic, providing equipment, and was assisted by some awesome Toronto Argonaut players. The ISFFE organized, promoted, recruited the kids. Two kids received prizes. One prize for Most Valuable Player (MVP) was a NFL football signed by New York Giant, Mark Herzlich and donated by the NFLPA. The player received a MLB Baseball signed by Toronto Blue Jay, Jose Bautista for Most Valuable Effort (MVE) donated by the MLBPA. The APCC hosted the event at Ryerson school park and provided refreshments at the Centre. The players hung out and signed autographs. A fun time was had by all. Check out the photos.
Free Argos Games for Youth in Alexandra Park
During the 2016 Toronto Argos season, James Yurichuk’s Yuri Youth Foundation in partnership with the ISFFE sent over 60 kids/youth served by the Alexandra Park Community Centre to Argos games. They were provided with dinner, T-shirts, and a VIP meeting. James Yurichuk is a true MVP!
On Friday May 6, 2016, the ISFFE held a 3-point basketball competition and pizza party. Participants came from all over the city. The winner received a Raptors T-shirt and the runner-up received a signed Mike “Pinball” Clemons Toronto Argonauts cap. (pictured below)
ISFFE will be running more intimate events summer 2017 that allows youth to gather in small groups to chill and interact with one another. Prize Donations are welcome for these events.
ISFFE/ APCC EDUCATION GRANT: It aims to support continuing education of youth in the community by funding a free university/college course. The youth (22-30) will have the option of auditing the course, if he/she chooses, to arrest anxiety about entering post-secondary education. This could serve as a bridge to start a degree or diploma program.
THE ROCME1UNIT GRANT: Provides an artist with free recording time at the studio accredited with creating the hook for “Who Let the Dogs Out,” and a spot to perform at the ISFFE Fan Experience.