On April 6th, 2019, the Serge Ibaka Foundation celebrated it’s first Fundraising Gala in Toronto. The Hotel X was the venue for a very special night, where our guests and partners were able to spend time with Serge Ibaka and learn more about our projects.
The Toronto Raptors in full were in attendance and as much as 150 Torontonians took part in the fundraising efforts, participating in the silent and liver auctions and, more importantly, discovered and supported our work.
The “Fast Break Meals” partnership with the Regent Park Community Food Center is our main program in Toronto, and it was very special to explain the project to the local community. Thousands of miles away from Toronto, our latest projects is taking shape: building a local community health center in Serge Ibaka’s hometown of Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo. Speaking to the audience in a heartfelt and honest speech, Ibaka made sure the audience understood how important it is to provide for and to give opportunities to the congolese youth.
The evening had congolese live music, good food and even a fun interview segment presented by Raptor Danny Green. But most of all, it had love all over the place. The love for supporting each other and helping the people who need it most.