Tuesday, April 25, 2023
UNION NOTICE: #23-054
Subject: Rob Penney Slow-Pitch Tournament
Calling all Brothers & Sisters!
The Annual Rob Penney Slow Pitch Tournament is back! This historic annual Toronto Fire event promises to be the fun-filled tournament you’ve heard endless stories about.
Rob Penney was a respected and loved member of our department who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer at a time when job-related Cancer was barely on the public radar. Thanks to his dear friend, District Chief Dave Pineau, the Rob Penney tournament was created to keep his name alive for his family, as well as to raise money for cancer research. Since 1989, over one million dollars has been raised for the Firefighter’s Cancer Research Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Cancer has become too common a word on this job and this event is your opportunity to support a cause that unfortunately affects all of us. Your participation in this tournament directly supports research into work-related cancers. Come out and support a cause that will surely impact your life, if it hasn’t already.
We need your help to make this one of the most successful tournaments to date. Let’s continue the fight to conquer cancer in our lifetime.
Get your team together and register online here
Gerlando Peritore – Peritore@torontofirefighters.org
This year, the tournament will once again be held at East Point Park, located at 101 Copperfield Road in Toronto.
The dates for the Tournament are as follows:
Thursday, June 15, 2023, A platoon working (C platoon coming off shift).
Friday, June 16, 2023, D platoon working ( A platoon coming off shift).
Monday, June 19, 2023, B platoon working (D platoon coming off shift).
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, C platoon working (B platoon coming off shift).
Training, Mechanical, Public Education, Fire Prevention and Communications can be accommodated on any of these dates.
Operations Firefighters are also welcome to sign up for any day or multiple days, or multiple teams.
The team Fee is $350.00 (10 players on the field at a time).
BBQ lunch will be available for purchase.
If you would like to volunteer and help out at the event, please contact Suzanne Boss at firstname.lastname@example.org
TPFFA Charity Committee
IAFF Local 3888