Special needs brothers say thanks for $2K Leafs tickets
Toronto Maple Leafs fans Aidan and Connor McCandless not only sat in Row 3, but also attended practice
Lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fans Aidan and Connor McCandless are back from their first game in Toronto.
The brothers, who go to St. John Vianney school in east Windsor, were born with a chromosome disorder and have special needs.
Last week, their classmates decided to raise money to send them to a Leafs game.
The kids raised more than $2,000 and bought tickets in the third row of the Air Canada Centre.
"They had a blast and we'd like to, obviously, extend our greatest thanks to the St. John Vianney Grade 8 kids and everyone who participated in making this possible," said the boys' father, Chris McCandless.
Their father said the boys were also invited to watch the team's morning skate on game day.
"They were excited. It was neat for them to see their players that they watch up close," Chris McCandless said. "They would walk by and as they walked by they were calling them out, 'there goes Kessel, there goes Kadri.' They enjoyed the opportunity."