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2019 ABS Thanksgiving Day Football Classic


Biz X Was There – Advance Business Systems 28th Annual American Thanksgiving Day Football Classic

Advance Business Systems continued its charitable support in Southwestern Ontario with its 28th Annual American Thanksgiving Day Football Classic held Thursday, November 28, 2019, at the Windsor Yacht Club.

This year’s annual American Thanksgiving Day Football event brought in donations from Advance Business Systems, local businesses and national companies throughout the community. This year, they partnered with the Windsor firefighters in support of SPARKY’S TOY DRIVE.

For the past 28 years, Advance Business System has traditionally held this prestigious event as a ‘Customer Appreciation’ gathering for their clientele – which has now grown to become Southwestern Ontario’s premier networking event. Each year, a local children-based charitable organization is selected on behalf of Advance Business Systems and President & C.E.O. Jack Jorgensen, whereby 100% of all incoming donations are collected and distributed to the selected organization.

Past recipients have included the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s First, Family Respite Services, Children’s Aid Society Youth Advisory Committee, Farrow Riverside Miracle Park, John McGivney Children’s Centre and many others.

To date, this fun and exciting event has collected and donated well over $200,000 to various organizations in our community. Advance Business Systems continues to be very active in supporting many organizations with this event and throughout the year. If you would like more information about this exclusive event or how to make a charitable donation, please contact Advance Business Systems for further details.

The Windsor Firefighter’s Benefit Fund is the sponsor of the Sparky’s Toy Drive program. This program has a long-time tradition of helping to provide local needy families with new toys and clothes for their 14-and-under aged children at Christmas. All families requesting assistance are required to register in mid-November with appropriate documentation to show financial need. We count on the generosity of the businesses and citizens of Essex County to keep this program operating. New toys are donated at the City of Windsor Fire Halls, and at various commercial locations, that have generously agreed to place donation boxes at their places of business. We assure you that all monetary donations are one-hundred-percent utilized for toy drive purchases.

“The mission of Sparky’s Toy Drive is to make a real difference for struggling families in our community; we have always made a concerted effort to help the less fortunate. These families struggle to pay their living expenses and don’t often have much left over for the little extras that so many of us take for granted. We also provide toys to a very large group of new immigrants and refugees, many of whom are experiencing their first Christmas in Canada.”

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Rodney L. Denis
A professional photographer for over 30 years, Rod Denis has shot everything from fashion models and commercial products to food and automobiles. Denis is a graduate of the photography program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and has worked in major centres such as Toronto, Halifax and Detroit. Since 1991 he has operated Rodney L. Denis Photography shooting commercial projects for corporate brochures, catalogues, calendars and the web. Rod has been taking photos for Biz X magazine since day one. Be sure to watch for him at area events and business functions.