If you are a sports fan, then Maple Leaf Square is the place to be Saturday, August 20. Starting at 10 a.m. and running through 3 p.m., Maple Leaf Square will host Sports Day in ‘The Square,’ a free public event with fun and interactive sports activities for the entire family.

For one day, ‘The Square’ will be transformed into a giant sports zone featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies. The day’s highlights include sports clinics, interactive games, face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists, hourly sports memorabilia giveaways and team personality appearances. There will also be a dunk tank in support of the MLSE Team Up Foundation, which strives to improve the lives of youth by building facilities, giving to sustainable programs and empowering youth through sports and recreation. Stay tuned for announcements to find out which MLSE personalities fans can dunk for a donation.

Sports fans in attendance can meet and get autographs from current Leafs player Cody Franson, Leafs great, Darryl Sittler, Raptors personalities Jay Triano and Micah Nori and former Raptors player Muggsy Bogues, as well as Toronto FC personalities. Attendees can also get their photo taken with the Leafs Blue Crew, Raptors Dance Pak, Leafs mascot Carlton the Bear and Marlies mascot Duke the Dog.


Parents and kids can get a head start on back to school shopping by stocking up on cool sports-themed school supplies at Real Sports Apparel, the official store of the Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC and Marlies, located inside Maple Leaf Square.

Additional activities include music, food and drink stations and healthy eating demonstrations by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s Executive Chef Robert Bartley and his team.

Main Stage

TIME

ACTIVITY

10:20-10:30

Darryl Sittler Q&A

11:10-11:15

Raptors Dance Pak

11:45-12:00

Muggsy Bogues Q&A

12:30-12:35

Carlton the Bear and Duke the Dog

12:35-12:45

TFC Player (TBD)

1:15-1:30

Healthy Eating Demonstration with Chef Bartley

1:30-1:45

Jay Triano and Micah Nori Q&A

 


Autograph Signings

TIME

SPECIAL GUESTS

10:30-11:00

Darryl Sittler

11:15-11:30

Raptors Dance Pak

11:30-12:00

Cody Franson

12:00-12:30

Muggsy Bogues

12:30-12:45

Carlton the Bear and Duke the Dog

12:45-1:15

TFC Player (TBD)

1:45-2:15

Jay Triano & Micah Nori

 


Raptors Zone

TIME

ACTIVITY

10:00-11:00

Open Court

11:00-11:30

Raptors Youth Skills Clinic 1

11:30-12:30

Open Court

12:30-1:00

Raptors Youth Skills Clinic 2 with Muggsy Bogues

1:00-1:30

Raptors Youth Skills Clinic 3 with Micah Nori

1:30-2:15

Open Court

2:15-2:45

Raptors Youth Skills Clinic 4 with Jay Triano

 


Under Armour Leaf Zone

TIME

ACTIVITY

10:00-3:00

Mobile Fan Zone

10:00-3:00

Slapshot Machine

10:00-3:00

Centre-Ice

 


Marlies Zone

TIME

ACTIVITY

10:00-3:00

Hardest Shot

10:00-3:00

Target Practice

 


Toronto FC Zone

TIME

ACTIVITY

10:00-3:00

Play Soccer


Dunk Tank Schedule:

TIME

MLSE Employee

10:30

Tom Anselmi

11:00

Richard Peddie

11:30

Chris Hebb

12:00

Ian Clarke

12:30

Richard Peddie

1:00

Bob Hunter

1:30

Akil Augustine, Kat Stefankiewicz, Clayton Hansler



About Maple Leaf Square

Located at the foot of Bremner Boulevard adjacent to Air Canada Centre’s Gate 5, Maple Leaf Square is a premier sports and entertainment destination that shares its footprint with Air Canada Centre. Opened in 2010, Maple Leaf Square has quickly become the destination for sports fans and concert goers in Toronto. Housed within the Square are the popular Real Sports Bar & Grill, Real Sports Apparel, Longos grocery store, Hôtel Le Germain at Maple Leaf Square and e11even restaurant. For more information, visit www.mapleleafsquare.com or www.realsports.ca