Game Day Experience

3x3 Basketball

12 minute games

4 games per team

3-6 players per team

Play for a cause 

Open to all co-ed players
over the age of 19

Each team fundraises
$2500 to participate

All skill levels welcome

The top two performing teams, along with the top two fundraising teams, will have the opportunity to live out their hoop dreams for a shot at the title on the Raptors practice court at OVO Athletic Centre!

CARE IS AT THE VERY HEART
OF SINAI HEALTH

Sinai Health is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and its system partner Circle of Care. It delivers excellent care in hospital, community and home, focusing on the comprehensive needs of people. Sinai Health discovers and translates scientific breakthroughs, pushes boundaries for health solutions and educates future clinical and scientific leaders. Clinical areas of specialization include rehabilitation and complex continuing care, surgery and oncology, urgent and critical care, and women’s and infants’ health. Its Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute ranks among the top ten biomedical research institutes in the world. Sinai Health is a full affiliate of the University of Toronto. www.sinaihealth.ca

IF HEALTH CARE IS A
TEAM SPORT,

THEN LTRI’s SCIENTISTS
ARE THE GAME CHANGERS


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) is Sinai Health’s engine of innovation. It is the top-ranked biomedical research institute in Canada, and is home to scientists who are number one worldwide in the fields of diabetes, cancer, and molecular biology. Located at Mount Sinai Hospital and with a roster of 130+ scientists, its discoveries are shaping the future of care. LTRI research breakthroughs, such as the discovery of two new classes of drugs for diabetes, as well as our critical contributions to the fight against COVID-19, contribute to the health and wellbeing of people globally.

By joining Raptors for Research, you will help shape the future of care by supporting the LTRI.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT AND CEO


For many of us, the pandemic is starting to feel a lot like a marathon basketball match that’s been forced into endless periods of overtime. Our staff has shown remarkable endurance throughout it all – and I couldn’t be more proud of the home team that is Sinai Health.

Of course, the community at large continues to be a valuable member of that team. Your support is integral to our success and each of us is inspired by you. Now, thanks to Sinai Health Foundation and the Toronto Raptors, we’re offering you the unique opportunity to get on the court and support vital health research.

In partnership with the Toronto Raptors, Sinai Health Foundation is launching Raptors for Research, a premier 3x3 basketball tournament in support of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.

Sinai Health understands our role in keeping all of our people safe. We will continue to take all necessary precautions as we plan for March 2022. This event will follow the Ontario government’s public health measures, advice and restrictions outlined by the Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. As an added layer of protection, Dr. Andrew Morris has graciously accepted the role of Medical Advisor for this exciting event. Dr. Morris is the founding Director of the Sinai Health-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and has acted as a consultant to several professional sports leagues and teams in helping them develop their own COVID-19 safety protocols.

We will also closely monitor all developments related to COVID-19 and will actively evaluate the event and implement additional measures as necessary to respond to changes within the community.

See you on the court,


Dr. Gary Newton
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sinai Health

AREAS OF FOCUS

Without our researchers and the well-equipped facilities they work in, Sinai Health cannot make the discoveries that unravel the mysteries of disease and illness and improve outcomes for people around the world. When you walk the halls of the LTRI, you’re standing among those who will shape the future of care. Funding from Sinai Health Foundation is an investment in that future and crucially supports the bright minds of tomorrow focused in the following areas:

Arthritis & Autoimmune

The LTRI and Sinai Health are proud supporters of Dr. Kathy Siminovitch, the Canada Research Chair in the Mechanisms Regulating Immunologic Disease. The world-leading clinician and geneticist studies a variety of autoimmune diseases, including how to best use genomic information about patients to best manage diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

Cancer

40% of the research taking place at the LTRI has a cancer focus.

Cardiology

Sinai Health and the Miles Nadal Heart Centre is home to leading research programs in pregnancy and heart disease, as well as advanced heart failure. Our researchers and physicians are helping women with heart disease successfully conceive and give birth to healthy babies

Sinai Health is also home to the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Canada.

Diabetes

Ranked number one in the world for high-impact diabetes research publications and have a higher citation rating compared to any other diabetes research program.

Neurosciences & Mental Health

LTRI’s researchers are pushing the boundaries of understanding brain development through the study of synapses and the genes involved in psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, autism and phobic disorders. Their work has direct implications for diseases such as depression, bi-polar disorder and various neurodegenerative diseases. 

Rehabilitation & Complex Care (Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital)

The Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital is leading a new field of study to improve the care and the entire life experience of patients living with complex chronic health conditions. Some of their areas of focus include improving stroke rehab for patients and how technology can be used to improve the care of those with multiple chronic conditions.

Women's & Infants' Health

With Women’s and Infants’ Health being the largest clinical program at Mount Sinai Hospital with over 7,500 births annually, the LTRI also focuses some of its research in complement.