Whitecaps FC 50/50 Partner
Whitecaps FC Announce 2015 Community Programming
VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC today announced their community relations strategy, programs and initiatives for the 2015 season. The club will focus on positively impacting the lives of children and youth in the community by promoting mental and physical health and encouraging fit and healthy lifestyles through soccer.
“Community is integral to everything we do at Whitecaps FC,” said club president Bob Lenarduzzi. “We are committed to making a difference on and off the pitch, and all of us at the club are looking forward to working with our fans and community partners to make a significant contribution.”
Whitecaps FC will work closely with the following charitable organizations: BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Soccer, Camp Goodtimes, Covenant House, Kids Up Front, Special Olympics BC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, KidSport, Vancouver Street Soccer League, Canada SCORES Vancouver, Vancouver Police Foundation and the Michael Cuccione Foundation – organizations whose mandates and programs align with that of Whitecaps FC.
50/50 Program benefiting BC Children's Hospital Foundation
The ‘Caps 50/50 program, run at MLS home matches at BC Place, will now benefit BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This new partnership will see funds, in excess of $250,000, donated to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2015 and will be used to help improve the lives of children and youth treated at the hospital.
“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and look forward to working with the organization to drive the 50/50 program forward,” said Bob Lenarduzzi. “Together with our supporters, we hope to raise significant funds for such a worthy cause which will directly impact the lives of children and youth in British Columbia.”
“It’s a great honour to partner with an organization with such deep roots in our community,” said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Given the high level of youth participation in organized soccer in BC, it’s safe to say that, by supporting BC Children’s Hospital, Whitecaps FC will have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of many of their young fans, and thousands of other young people.”
To learn more about Whitecaps FC’s community relations strategy, programs and initiatives, please visit www.whitecapsfc.com/community.