Photos by: Denise Cooperwhite
2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Miracle on Main St; an annual toy drive organized by the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation. The campaign kicked off at the annual Teeing off for a Miracle golf tournament held June 16.
A beautiful day drew out supporters, and community members for a golf tournament raising funds towards the annual Miracle on Main. The tournament began shortly after 12 p.m. with a ceremonial tee-off featuring dignitaries including Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Chief Steven Tanner, Milton M.P. Lisa Raitt, and Maple Leafs’ alumni Rick Nattress, and Peter Ing.
HRPS had a group playing golf. The force supports the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation, Miracle on Main. “Miracle on Main through the Tiger Jeet Singh foundation is very involved with Toys for Tots; really supporting each other through fundraising activities,” Sergeant Dave Tutte explained. Toys for Tots is a fundraiser organized by HRPS running throughout the year designed to give kids in need a Christmas. Both Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., and his father Tiger Jeet Singh were made honourary officers for 2017.
Tiger Ali Singh played in a family group with his brothers: Rob Hans, Gary Hans, and Royal Park Homes CEO Marco De Simone. This a day De Simone marks on the calendar every year. “It’s an honour to be part of this fantastic event with this unbelievable family,” Di Simone said. Tiger Jr. considers him another brother.
Community before self is something Tiger Jr. was taught growing up. “It’s about serving the community, more than serving yourself. Don’t do anything half, do it with your heart.” Tiger Jr. said. These are values he tries to instill in his own sons. Jeevan Hans, and his brother Sajjan have been involved with Miracle on Main St, since they were little. “It was instilled in us from day one to always give back to the community. Everyone should get equal opportunity, everyone should be the same,” Jeevan said. The presence of his father, and grandfather inspires him to carry it forward, and build on the success. “It just shows us that we have a lot, and we need to continue to build on this, and bring a lot attention to it,” he added.
Miracle on Main St. will celebrate its 10th year this December. Could visitors expect any special surprises? Tiger Jr isn’t saying a word. “I like to let it all evolve naturally,” he said. To learn more about the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation visit the website: www.tigerjeetsingfoundation.com