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If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of young female elite athletes in your community look no further. The Toronto Leaside U22 Elite Wildcats team has established a sponsorship program that will support the team and enhanced community engagement, while providing exposure, advertising, and goodwill to businesses in the communities they serve.

As the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association enters is 51st year, it continues to focus on taking its U22 Elite program to the next level and supporting its players in achieving their dreams of playing hockey at the next level - leveraging the team space at the Leaside Arena fitted out with modern amenities established for the 2023/24 season by the parents of players on that team and with help from the generous donations of sponsors and the support of the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association.  


Sponsorship is essential to the team’s ability to offer an elite level program that befits the efforts put in by these deserving players.


Set out below are the available sponsorship opportunities. 

In Season Sponsorship & Promotion


The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association, now in its 51st year, is one of the largest female hockey associations in Canada and the world.   In fact, its participant count of 1600+ ranks it higher than the total female hockey player count in all but a small number of countries!  

The association’s U22 Elite team represents its pinnacle, comprised of highly skilled, committed, and competitive female players who compete in the highest-level female minor hockey league in the world, the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) U22 Elite League.   This community-based program is comprised of outstanding athletes who may be your neighbours, or daughters of your friends and associates.


Programs of this type are expensive to operate. In the current inflationary environment and with the ever-increasing cost of hockey, families bear a substantial financial burden. Without the support of generous sponsors, program costs are borne entirely by players and their families. 

Are you looking for ways to contribute to the growth and development of these elite female athletes? Are you a business owner looking to find new and creative ways to obtain exposure and goodwill in the community? If so, sponsoring the Leaside U22 Elite program offers a unique opportunity.

For businesses, sponsorship provides access to a variety of online, in-game, in-arena and social media marketing opportunities.


For civic-minded individuals, sponsorship provides a meaningful way to support those in your community working hard to make their dreams a reality. Specifics of what it means to participate in the program’s in-season sponsorship efforts are described in more detail below.

A few facts drawn from the 2023/24 season for you to consider:

  • Team social accounts generated >25,000 views

  • Team website generated >29,000 page views

  • Team media guides / game day leaflets generated >2000 viewing opportunities

  •  Game day banners generated >5,000 viewing opportunities

  • Game jersey branding generated >12,000 viewing opportunities

We are “upping our game” for the 2024/25 season with enhanced sponsor branding opportunities.  In addition to the sponsorship opportunities set out in the attached there are other “next level” opportunities that can exist for sponsors – such as branding on live streamed and professionally commentated games, title sponsor for ‘special’ games throughout the year, etc.


General Fundraising

Fundraising will take place throughout the year to further support the team’s dedicated athletes. Keep your eyes open for communications about these events and other opportunities to participate.


If you would like to be involved, have an idea, or would simply like to contribute your time the program we would love to hear from you. No contribution to the program is too small, and all are greatly appreciated!

Leaside Elite Wildcat Sponsor Packages_e
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