ParaTough Cup fundraiser returns to Montreal in support of Paralympic sport

Canadian Paralympic Committee

October 23, 2019

Third annual ParaTough Cup fuelled by Petro-Canada™ will take place November 7

wheelchair sprint between 2 racers

– Participants will compete in Para sport activities and meet Paralympians 
– Funds raised help provide more athletes with a disability the resources to take it to the next level

Ottawa, October 23, 2019 – ParaTough Cup fuelled by Petro-Canada™ is making its return to Montreal next month, as fundraisers will be testing out their Para sport abilities while meeting Paralympians and raising money for athletes with a disability on November 7 at the McGill University Tomlinson Fieldhouse. 

Registered teams will be facing off to become ParaTough Cup champion by competing in various Paralympic sport-inspired challenges, such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and Para ice hockey. Teams earn points not only for their performance in the sports but also for the amount of money they fundraise, which must be a minimum of $5,000. 

Paralympian Camille Bérubé, who recently competed at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, will act as emcee of the afternoon.

“I’m really excited to be a part of ParaTough Cup and I think it will be an incredibly fun afternoon for everyone and also a chance for the teams to really learn more about Para sport,” said Bérubé. “Events like ParaTough Cup are so important not only to raise funds but also awareness for Para sport and what it takes to reach the highest level. As athletes we work so hard to reach our goals and it’s wonderful to feel that support from the community.”  

ParaTough Cup, organized by the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, is annually held in multiple cities across Canada, with Montreal kicking off a new fundraising season that will see events also hosted in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto through the next few months. This will be the third time it has been brought to Montreal, with the 2017 and 2018 editions in the city combining to raise $186,000. 

“ParaTough Cup is our flagship event, and it really helps drive our goal of providing more Canadians with a disability the opportunity to participate in sport and take it to the next level,” said Dean Brokop, director, Paralympic Foundation of Canada. “We have always been well-supported in Montreal and we’re excited to come back to the city for another year and show more people how we can make a difference in the lives of so many Canadians with a disability.”  

The Paralympic Foundation of Canada is the philanthropic arm of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and believes that every Canadian should be able to imagine themselves at the start line, regardless of ability. The Foundation raises funds to provide more Canadians with a disability the opportunity to be active in their communities and strive for success on the world stage. 

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