Vancouver Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Cain Sam, Qwun qwut stun, a member of Penelakut Tribe, from Hope and Health as Kid Captain of the club's home match against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 7.
Hope and Health is a non-profit organization and longstanding ‘Caps community partner that uses sport and play for social impact, developing life and leadership skills with Indigenous children and youth.
Cain was put forward by Hope and Health to be recognized as a Kid Captain for his outstanding team spirit and positivity on and off the pitch. He has been the most consistent participant across all Hope and Health initiatives for years, building relationships with other participants, coaches, mentors and supporters.
Cain has also connected with past and current Whitecaps FC players – in fact, former left-back Alphonso Davies took to Instagram and shared Cain's happy birthday message, with extra help from ‘Caps alumnus Pa-Modou Kah to make it happen.
Cain continues to be a role model for kindness, teamwork, perseverance, courage and playfulness – all attributes of a Hope and Health champion.