About the Softball Tournament

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Gianluca's Yiankees

In the summer of 2016, Gianluca was supposed to join his friends in taking part in a men's softball league. After his passing, his friends continued on his memory by following through with their intentions of joining the league. In fact, the team was named in Gianluca's honour - Yian was the nickname used by Gianluca's close friends. 


In 2017, two of Gianluca's close friends approached the Cellucci family with the idea to begin a charity tournament in Gianluca's honour, thus beginning "Gianluca's Gift".

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Tournament Beneficiary

The Gianluca's Gift Softball Tournament benefits the residential program at 360°kids. 360°kids is a charitable organization that provides an array of programs and supports for at-risk and homeless youth in York Region. Its aim is to help isolated and vulnerable youth and families in the local community to overcome adversity and crisis and to move to a state of safety, stability and wellbeing.


Click on the logo for the link to 360°kids' website.

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Gianluca's Northern Camp Adventure

Proceeds from the tournament were used to set up an outdoor program at 360°kids in Gianluca's honour -- Gianluca’s Northern Camp Adventure. Gianluca loved the great outdoors and was able to take part in many outdoor adventures, including fishing, hiking, and of course camping. The partnership with 360°kids was a chance to provide youth with an experience they might not otherwise had access to. 


This program provides a group of underprivileged youth in 360°kids' residential homes with the opportunity to take part in a three-day northern camp adventure. Included in the program are a series of outdoor activities as well as life skills development. 

Annual Softball Tournament

Reserve your team's spot now!

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Contact us at gianlucasgift@gmail.com if you and your family and/or friends would like to set-up a team. If you don't have a team, but would like to play, contact us and we'll help find you one!

Tournament Date

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The 2020 tournament date is TBD. We look forward to another great event and see who will take home the trophy this year!

Volunteers needed!

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Looking to give back to your community, get involved with a great cause, or even get your high school community service hours? Contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities. 

Memories from our first Softball Tournament

Thank you to all of our tournament attendees, participants, volunteers, and sponsors for a great day and a successful fundraiser! Special thank you to Film Me Incorporated for the great video!