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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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Celebrities

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 the list below to view this year's Celebrity Coaches:
Shayne Corson
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
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.
Rick Vaive
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
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. 


Darcy Tucker
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
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. 


Terry Dunfield
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.
Al Iafrate
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. 
Lou Franceschetti
LOU FRANCESCHETTI

Toronto, Ontario native, Lou Franceschetti was a fan favourite in the late 1980's, famous for his hard hits. Lou spent 2 seasons playing for The Leafs from 1989 - 1991.
Dwayne De Rosario

DWAYNE DE ROSARIO

De Rosario is considered one of the most iconic Toronto FC players of our time. He would start playing for his hometown club during the 2009 season. Soon after joining the team this hometown hero would be named the Captain of the Toronto FC. De Rosario would leave the club in 2011, only to return back to his hometown in 2014. This would mark his last season playing for his hometown with the Toronto FC.

Mike Zigomanis
MIKE ZIGOMANIS

Mike Zigomanis is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. Zigomanis was drafted twice. First in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, then again in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. Zigomanis has played 134 career NHL games, scoring 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points.He represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Dave McLLwain
DAVE MCLLWAIN

Dave has a wide scope of experience in hockey, having played in various leagues. He played for both the NHL and European leagues. Dave is known for having played on four separate NHL teams during the 1991-1992. He is also known for his great showings in the OHL playing for the Kitchener Rangers and the North Bay Centennials. 
Lindsay Hamilton
LINDSAY HAMILTON

Lindsay Hamilton is an anchor for SportsCentre on TSN. You can currently watch her on the late night/morning loop edition of SportsCentre bringing Canadians from coast to coast their daily sports news. Lindsay is also the host of Must SC on TSN, and a regular contributor on TSN 1050 radio. In addition, she has appeared on a number of Bell media affiliates such as The Social, CP24, CTV News Channel, and will contribute to this years FIFA Women’s World Cup on CTV and 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.
 
 
Ric Nattress

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.

Carlo Colaiacovo
CARLO COLAIACOVO

Toronto native Carlo Colaiacovo was drafted 17th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Colaiacovo went on to play in four leagues over the course of his career; the OHL (the Eerie Otters), NHL (Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings), AHL (the Toronto Marlies), and most recently, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany. He also joined Team Canada at IIHF World Championship in 2011. Colaiacovo ended his professional playing career in 2018, and now co-hosts First Up with Landsberg and Colaiacovo, a Canadian radio show on TSN 1050. 
Matt Black
MATT BLACK

Matt 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. 
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