Tennis star Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., held the second annual Raonic Race for Kids at the Mattamy Athletic Centre Tuesday night. The event raised $120,000 for Raonic’s charity, the Milos Raonic Foundation and Tennis Canada’s Let’s Make Tennis Matter for Kids Campaign.
“We are trying to help disadvantaged kids so they can reach their goals and ambitions,” Raonic said. “This is something I really want to grow along with my career so that when I’m done my career I can continue it.”
But this event was more than the usual silent auction and fancy dinner. Instead, donors formed teams with a celebrity captain and competed in a wide-range of activities. Among the 12 events were mini-golf, basketball and of course, tennis. There was even a goalie cut out with Raonic’s face on it for the contestants to score on. Contestants were encouraged to score as many points as possible, while having a good time.
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