Our family bleeds blue. The Toronto Blue Jays (which I am sure you already guessed by our family photo shoot) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (we actually did a shoot like this years ago too!) are both well supported organizations by our family and both can be found occupying the television or radio year round in our home. My son wakes up and immediately watches sports highlights each morning, while most of his friends are turning on their cartoons. Sports are just an everyday thing here.
This past weekend we very lucky to receive an invite along with That’s So Social to kick off and launch Club Maple Leafs (#clubmapleleafs), a new fan club for the littlest of true blue fans. Just the excitement of visiting the Air Canada Centre (ACC) was enough to get my son excited, add in Toronto Maple Leaf style fun and the day was top notch. The day brought in the younger Toronto Maple Leaf Fans and their families to kick off the club.We are now spreading the word to our other TML friends as my son thinks all his friends will want to join too! We got to participate in activities, were treated to lunch (DIY sundae bar for dessert!), and to learn all about the new club and its features.
The most exciting activity was painting the ACC ice! We left our own personal messages or drawings all over the ice. I think just being able to say we stood on Maple Leaf home ice was exciting, adding in our own personal messages to the team – well let’s just say someone brilliant thought up that experience!
There was face painting, a magician, games, photo opportunities and plenty of time with Carlton (the mascot) as he seemed to be a highlight of the event. Even Duke the Dog (mascot) from the Toronto Marlies popped on by!
We sat through a short and entertaining presentation which told us a little bit about Club Maple Leafs and the details of its launch. Your kids can join too! You can get more information and download the free application here. There they can create their own hockey avatar, create a fantasy line, earn badges and rewards, take on some trivia and more. The application is complete with a game schedule and team information, including latest news and team updates. We’ve played around ourselves and it looks like there are some features not yet fully loaded but about to come. Hopefully the launch of this kids directive will provide some further opportunities to get kids out to games too, a little more affordably for the average family.
Do you support the Toronto Maple Leafs in your house? Would this club and application interest your kids?