Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital has helped countless Canadian children dealing with all kinds of awful illnesses and injuries since it was first founded all the way back in 1875. Obviously, since then the need for the hospital has only increased, and as such, the hospital has expanded or moved numerous times. The hospital depends on private donations to provide complex care to its patients, and generally receives the most donations of any hospital in Canada. But much like with the young patients the hospital serves, they generally always need support.
You’ve probably seen the latest fundraising campaign, Sick Kids VS. The Greatest Challenges in Child Health, all over the place. I know I personally have seen print ads, YouTube ads, TV commercials and more. Given that the hospital is located in Toronto, the Toronto Maple Leafs are regular visitors, often stopping by to spend some time with the young patients and do everything they can to put some smiles on their faces.
Yesterday, Sick Kids released a new ad in the Sick Kids VS. campaign which features a few of the Leafs’ players as well as head coach Mike Babcock. And it’s pretty darn funny.
From left to right, that’s Coach Babcock, Leafs legend Wendel Clark, backup goalie Curtis McElhinney, Patrick Marleau, Ron Hainsey, Leo Komarov, and Nikita Zaitsev. What’s funny is that I could actually picture Babs giving this exact style of pep talk before a game… And I could see Zaitsev being confused by a phrase like “cream your sugar.” To be fair, I don’t even really know what that means either.
This new commercial comes on the heels of the Leafs’ most recent visit to Sick Kids Hospital:
Funnily enough, that’s isn’t the only cookie-related TV commercial to involve Patty Marleau and the Leafs this holiday season:
It’s holiday season in the Marleau household and they’ve got some help from @CanadianTire.
Share your Leafs inspired treats this season for your chance to win with Leafs Nation.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 11, 2017
When I found out Marleau was coming to Toronto, I was excited for stuff like this:
But it’s really nice to see him jumping right into the team’s fundraising efforts too.