Liles Buds was created by Toronto Maple Leafs player John-Michael Liles to recognize students in grades one through eight, who perform an uncommon act of kindness or good deed within their school or community. Examples include but are not limited to, helping a student who's being bullied, helping someone who is hurt, organizing a community service activity, helping another student with their homework, or helping a teacher with a project.
Who is Eligible?
Any public, private, or Catholic school student or minor hockey player enrolled in grades one through eight in the Greater Toronto Area is eligible for consideration. The Greater Toronto Area refers to the City of Toronto plus the surrounding regions of Durham, York, and Halton which include 24 municipalities: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Brock, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, East Gwillumbury, Georgina, Halton Hills, King Township, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Vaughan. The Liles Bud must have performed an uncommon act of kindness or good deed within three months from the date of the nomination.
Teachers, school administrators, minor hockey coaches, and parents can nominate eligible students by completing and submitting the nomination form below. There is no limit on the number of students who can be nominated. John-Michael Liles will review nominations and select a total of one "Liles Bud" for the month. The winners and a (1) guest will have the opportunity to attend a Toronto Maple Leafs practice, which includes a meet and greet with Liles. Each winner will receive 2 tickets to a Leafs game and a certificate.
There will be eight winners this year. Nominations are due November 25th (tickets to December 6th game), December 30th (tickets to January 17th game), January 20th (tickets to February 25th game) and February 24th (tickets to March 29th game).
Click here to download the application form