At the match: A summary of activities taking place at Saturday's match between the 'Caps and Chivas USA
Viva Whitecaps FC! In collaboration with Latincouver and Comunidad Mexicana en Vancouver, Whitecaps FC invite all fans to join us for “Noche Latina” on Saturday, July 12 when the ‘Caps host Chivas USA at BC Place. Celebrate Whitecaps FC’s influx of South American talent while supporting the lower mainland’s Latino community!
As part of the celebrations, Mariachi Del Sol will entertain fans from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at ‘Caps Kickoff on Terry Fox Plaza so make sure to arrive early to take in the festivities! Fans are also invited to join the “Latin Quarter” in Sections 228 and 229, where we’ll bring a little Latin flavour to BC Place.
See below for a summary of what else is going on Saturday at BC Place.
Come out to ‘Caps Kickoff from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT at Terry Fox Plaza and get excited about the match. ‘Caps fans of all ages are invited show their support for the Blue and White at this fun community event.
Be sure to visit Bell Media at ‘Caps Kickoff, as TEAM Radio will be live at Terry Fox Plaza to broadcast their pre-match show.
Bell Fan Zone
Be sure to visit the Bell Fan Zone from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT for your chance to meet and receive an autograph from a Whitecaps FC player. While you are at the Bell Fan Zone, you can also show off your Whitecaps FC pride by getting your face painted, colouring your own unique Whitecaps FC scarf, and scoring goals against the opposition as your favourite Whitecaps FC players in EA SPORTS FIFA 14.
‘Caps in the Community Match Day Partner – The KidSafe Project Society
Whitecaps FC are proud to partner with The KidSafe Project Society. KidSafe is a charitable society that supports inner-city youth. It offers a familiar place of safety, nutritious meals, emotional support, and positive activity alternatives aimed at helping children build confidence and self-esteem, while providing them with opportunities for social development. A one-to-ten ratio of trained staff and child support workers are provided to help these children cope with their exposure to a wide range of hurtful influences, including substance abuse, neglect, hunger, the enticement and dangers of street life, domestic violence, or family instability. KidSafe offers core outreach programming in the areas of Leadership, Arts and Culture, Literacy, Physical Health and Wellbeing, and Science and Nature. These programs are enhanced by out-trips providing children access to activities they would not be able to participate in otherwise.
The program welcomes children from the ages of five to 13 for the two months of summer vacation, for spring break, winter break, and for some after school programs as well, to ensure they have a safe place to be a kid. KidSafe runs free of charge to families and continues to operate on community support and the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, government, foundations, and in-kind donors. Keep an eye out for them at ‘Caps Kickoff on Saturday, and on the concourse at section 213 in BC Place.
BMO Kicking Cage
The BMO Kicking Cage, which Whitecaps FC fans can find at ‘Caps Kickoff at Terry Fox Plaza, offers the chance for you to measure your speed and accuracy and see how you compare against your favourite ‘Caps players. Be sure to sign up for a BMO MasterCard while you are visiting the BMO booth to experience the Power of Blue.
BMO Power of Blue
Win access to exclusive match experiences such as the BMO Official Coin Toss, the BMO Move of the Match and the Post-Match Kick by using your BMO MasterCard or debit card at the BMO Power of Blue line at Gate A at BC Place.
Don’t forget to stop by the adidas booth, which is located at ‘Caps Kickoff, to catch a sneak peak of the latest releases in soccer apparel and merchandise.
Kia Selfie Contest
Check out the Kia tent, where the Kia team will be on hand, helping fans enter their Selfie Contest. Take a selfie with the custom Whitecaps FC 2014 Kia Sorento, and post it to social media using the hashtag #KiasupportsWFC, for a chance to win Whitecaps FC merchandise!
Zipcar will be hosting a Throw-In Challenge at the ‘Caps Kickoff. Come out and show that you’ve got the know-how for proper throw-ins, and receive prizes!
Chevron Car Challenge
’Caps Fans will have the chance to win Chevron gas gift certificates by participating in the Chevron Cars Challenge at halftime of Saturday’s match. During the first half of the match, visit www.chevronrace.com, select the car that you think will win the race, and enter your email address for a chance to win!
Whitecaps FC Merchandise
Enjoy browsing through a wide selection of authentic Whitecaps FC jerseys, T-shirts, scarves and other apparel at various ‘Caps merchandise locations throughout BC Place. All glass-wear will be 25 per cent off at the match and will also be available online until Saturday, July 12 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
'Caps fans will have the opportunity to round up their merchandise purchases to the nearest dollar with proceeds benefiting the ‘Caps community matchday partner. The merchandise roundup proceeds will go towards our community partner, KidSafe Project Society.
Budweiser Man of the Match
Whitecaps FC fans can now select the Budweiser Man of the Match live during the match. After the 70th minute, visit whitecapsfc.com/MOTM to vote for the 'Caps player who you think has earned the honour of being the Budweiser Man of the Match.
Riding your bike to the match? Visit the Bike Valet at Gate F, a complementary bike parking facility for 'Caps fans.
It’s not too late to participate in the best sporting experience in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including prorated season tickets ($184), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets, and a youth soccer half-season ticket. Single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.