About Elly

Ryan Ellis, a defenseman for the Nashville Predators, was raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Ellis, or Elly to his teammates, is passionate about ensuring the children of Hamilton have the same opportunities he did for a healthy, physically active childhood.

Through his Elly4Kids Foundation Ryan wishes to help build better futures for local kids. Working with the City of Hamilton his goal is to help rebuild parks and playgrounds throughout the city, along with undertaking other local initiatives.

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Our Initiatives

Over the past three years Ryan’s Elly4Kids Foundation has raised over $193,000 thanks to the support of local businesses and individuals like you. The funds raised from our first two successful fund raising events helped rebuilt Andrew Warburton Park in east Hamilton and west Hamilton’s North Central Park.

Money raised at Golf 2018 was used to upgrade Woodland Park in East Hamilton, with Rockview Summit Park, in nearby Waterdown, scheduled for renovation in the Spring of 2019.

Donations were also made to the Christmas Children's Celebration at Cathy Wever School, a magical day for 740 inner city children being sponsored by Rotary Club and local firefighters. Elly’s Foundation has also provided funds to the 900CHML Christmas Tree of Hope.

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Andrew Warburton Memorial Park

The 1st Annual Ryan Ellis Charity Golf Classic was held on June 27th, 2016. Approximately $43,000 was raised, of which $30,000 was donated to the City of Hamilton Play Structure Revitalization Project for the renovation of the Andrew Warburton Memorial Park in Central Hamilton

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North Central Park Hamilton

Thanks to a $33,000 donation by The Elly4Kids Foundation local west Hamilton kids were thrilled to see new state-of the-art play structures and a spruced up North Central Park. Special thanks to Alex Moroz from the City of Hamilton and his volunteers.

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