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High Five Competition Soars

Thursday, December 14, 2017

In recognition of World Aids Day, Mr Moore's mentor group launched an Aids Awareness campaign centred around LA Dodgers baseball player Glenn Burke. 

                     

Burke was credited with inventing the "high five". He was forced out of Major League Baseball at the age of 26 for being gay.  He was diagnosed with Aids and passed away in 1995. Glenn Burke, refusing to be deterred, worked in his community for years giving back through his volunteering. To honour his courage, the Upper School students organized a high five jumping fundraising contest and challenged other mentor groups to create a video featuring high fives.

 

The money raised was donated to the Toronto People With Aids organization. Two members from TPWA attended a recent assembly and were presented with a cheque.