Philanthropy

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Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Inspired by his mother who has MS, Marco sits on the board of directors for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, BC & Yukon division.

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Special Olympics Canada

 

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Branch Out
Neurological Foundation

Marco Iannuzzi’s Climb for the Cup raised over $20,000 for the Branch Out Neurological Foundation. The 802 step scramble to the top of the Calgary Tower to meet Marco and the Grey Cup was inspired by his mother who has multiple sclerosis.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

Marco has had the privilege of supporting local athletes at various events and competitions over the years and also had the honor of marching in the opening ceremonies in 2013 and 2014. Pictured with Special Olympics team PEI and mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson.

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Fortis BC Children's Energy Champions

 

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Els For Autism

 

Marco joined Ernie Els in his commitment to helping people diagnosed on the autism spectrum live healthy, productive lives. He emceed Els for Autism Canada’s inaugural golf challenge which raised over $175,000 at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Els for Autism golf challenge is the largest charity-driven amateur golf tournament in history.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

Marco teamed up with Fortis BC in a program designed to educate elementary students on the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility—being an “Energy Champion”. The program visits 75 schools across BC each year.    HOW YOU CAN HELP

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You Can Play Project
Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect.

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Men of Hope
Survivors of Childhood Victimization

Marco has acted as moderator for the You Can Play athletes forums in BC which focused on eliminating homophobia in sports, the panel includes 2x Olympic Gold Medallist Angela Hucles. He continues to be an ambassador of You Can Play's effors to bring awareness and reduce the prevalence of homophobia in sports.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

Marco was an honored guest in Men of Hope's Charity Poker Tournament which raised $25,000 Dollars for the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. He also served as the events live auctioneer.

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BC Children's Hospital Foundation

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Variety Childrens Charity Telethon

Marco supports the BC Children’s Hospital through annual holiday visits. Video from the 2012 visit

Marco took pledges for Variety Children's Charity Show of Hearts in support of enriching the lives of children who have special needs.

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Children's Organ Transplant Society

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Make-A-Wish

Marco is an ambassador for the Children's Organ Transplant Society’s (COTS) annual golf tournament, attending as an honored guest.

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Marco participates in Make-A-Wish events in BC. The mission of Make-A-Wish® Canada is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Canadian Paralympic Athlete Kyle McMahon

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Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

Marco teamed up with RONA to support Kyle journey to represent Canada at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil. Kyle’s fundraising efforts support the costs of his equipment, travel and accommodations at the games.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

Last year's gala raised over $200,000 for Peace Arch Hospital's Emergency Department. Marco is pictured with gala chair Siobhan Philips and Lions president Dennis Skulsky.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Vancouver Pride Society

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BC Center for Ability

Marco marched in the 2013 Pride Parade to support and celebrate members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer community, their friends and allies.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

Marco is an ambassador for the annual golf tournament, attending as an honored guest. 2013's inaugurall event was held at Pitt Meadows Golf Club and raised over $18,000 for community-based services for children, youth and adults with disabilities.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Canuck Place Children's Hospice

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Dylan Reichelt Memorial Scholarship

Marco actively supports Canuck Place through annual visits. Canuck Place Children's Hospice provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness and support for their families throughout British Columbia.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

Marco is an ambassador for The Dylan Reichelt Memorial golf tournament which works to raise educational scholarships in memory of amateur golfer Dylan Reichelt who passed away at the age of 18.    HOW YOU CAN HELP

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EA Sports Outreach

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Calgary Young Offenders

 

EA Outreach is dedicated to encouraging EA employees to be involved in the community and supporting the causes our employees care for through matching employee donations dollar for dollar, up to a defined limit, to any nonprofit organization based in the US or Canada.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

Marco visited the Calgary Young Offenders facility as a motivational speaker. The Young Offender Branch Custody Program promotes positive behaviour change in the young offender in custody, while preparing the young person for reintegration to the community.     HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Coaching and Mentoring in the Community

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National Marrow Donor Program

 

Marco enjoys spending time at the grass roots levels coaching and mentoring student-athletes about the importance of balancing academics and athletics.

Marco joined the National Marrow Donor “be the match” campaign in 2007 and has since taken part in adding over 750 people the Be The Match Registry.     HOW YOU CAN HELP