LACHINE – The pitch was packed at the Catalogna Soccerplexe on Sunday as the Burgundy Lion Pub’s charity Goal Mtl put on their fourth annual soccer tournament.
“We’re aiming for $50,000 this year that’s all going to go directly to Tyndale St-Georges,” said Goal Mtl co-founder Paul Desbaillets.
The Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre offers support programs in Little Burgundy. This is the third time that the organization is selected as the tournament’s charity of choice.
“We are so grateful to the Burgundy Lion,” said the centre’s director Jen de Combe. “It has made such a huge difference.”
Sixteen teams took part in this year’s edition, 15 of which represented different Montreal-area bars and restaurants. The other was the all-star team made up of local celebrities.
“Everyone’s coming down and donating their time and donating money,” said Top Chef Canada finalist Danny Smiles, who works as a chef at Chuck Hughes’ Old Montreal restaurant Le Bremner. “I think it’s very important for all of us to be a part of it.
Global’s own Natasha Gargiulo, from ET Canada, and Summer in the City’s Jay Walker also made it out to play for the cause.
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New this year was a nighttime concert at the Corona theatre to wrap up the all-day event. All ticket sales benefited the cause.
Anyone interested in participating in next year’s tournament can visit http://www.goalmtl.com for instruction on how to register.
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