Of the six board members on the Raptors Foundation,
     "three have been told their volunteer services no longer
     will be required," according to Harris & Zicarelli of the
     TORONTO SUN.  Board Chair Ralph Lean, Basketball Canada exec
     Sid Greenberg and Sylvia Sweeney were all asked to resign.
     The Raptors Foundation reached the $5M mark in funds raised
     last fall and on Saturday raised more than $300,000 at its
     annual season wrapup dinner.  Harris & Zicarelli report that
     the Maple Leafs do not have a similar foundation, "so it's
     not known if they are going to place their own people on
     Raptors Foundation board or if even bigger changes are in
     store" (TORONTO SUN, 3/30).  Sweeney: "I'm not really
     disappointed or surprised by the move, more in the way it
     was done.  To be asked to resign without so much as a thank
     you was rather gauche" (TOR. STAR, 3/31).  Maple Leafs Dir
     Brian Bellmore: "This is not a firing, it's a new ownership
     putting a new face on the company" (TORONTO SUN, 3/31).

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