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First annual Georgia Walsh games raised $72,500 to fix park

Georgia WalshThe Georgia Walsh Memorial All-Star Baseball Games and Fun Fair, held at Trace Manes Park Aug. 29, raised $72,500 for re-juvenating the park’s playground.

The project is a partnership with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF), a charitable foundation that attracts corporate and philanthropic support. Since the city cannot fund all park improve-
ment proposals, TPTF steps in for selected projects, ensuring that all donations go to the specific initiative. Completion could take up to three years.

“Trace Manes playground was a place where Georgia loved to play,” said her mother Jillian Walsh in kicking off the day’s events, “and so rejuvenating the park is a fitting tribute to her and to the Leaside community that rallied around our family after Georgia’s death.”

About $170,000 has been raised so far and, Walsh says, due to the success of the event there are plans to make it annual.

To donate or find out more: www.rememberinggeorgiawalsh.com or www.torontoparksandtrees.org.

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