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BC Soccer Pleased to Support KidSport BC with $10,000

Vancouver BC March 24, 2017   - BC Soccer is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year we have been able to support KidSport BC with a $10,000 contribution! BC Soccer acknowledges the incredible work that KidSport BC does for sports in communities all over British Columbia specifically their contributions to soccer. The $10,000 will be distributed to  KidSport BC community chapters with the highest soccer specific KidSport applications to assist them in their efforts to support young soccer players and athletes in their respective communities.

Soccer is the number one funded sport in terms of KidSport BC grants and in 2016 there were over 2,400 soccer players who received just over $545,000 in grants to help them stay active and play a season of soccer with their friends and teammates.

“Every year we see all of the work that KidSport BC does for the soccer community and we are pleased to be able to contribute to KidSport BC to help give even more youth the opportunity to continue to play,” said BC Soccer Executive Director Jason Elligott. “KidSport BC also helps BC Soccer deliver against a number of BC Soccer strategic objectives including: Ensuring there are affordable grassroots and high performance programs and; increasing the number of registered soccer players in BC increasing the number of initiatives to attract new players and enhance the diversity of participants, all of which BC Soccer is very grateful for.”

“This generous donation from BC Soccer further emphasizes the philosophy that KidSport has always espoused…that it takes a village to raise a child! The support of our many partners and the BC provincial sport organizations is critical to our sustainability. Our mission is: #SoALLKidsCanPlay, and this contribution will assist us in getting at least 40 more kids off the sidelines and into the game!”, according to KidSport BC Director Pete Quevillon. 

To learn more about BC Soccer please visit www.bcsoccet.net
To learn more about KidSport BC please visit www.KidSport.ca/BC 

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.