VANCOUVER, BC– Vancouver Whitecaps FC are pleased to announce the donation of $1 million to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Funds donated by Whitecaps FC will be used to support initiatives that enhance the comfort and wellness of BC Children’s Hospital patients. This year, those funds will be used to purchase anesthesia monitors for the hospital. Each year, BC Children’s Hospital surgeons perform 9,000 procedures to treat children with heart defects, kidney disease, cancer, epilepsy and many other conditions. The anesthesia monitors play an important role in the care of these children by displaying vital information about their health, helping to ensure patients are kept as safe and comfortable as possible during surgery.
In addition to the support that will be provided through the partnership, a Whitecaps FC-themed playroom will be constructed in the new Teck Acute Care Centre, the heart of the new BC Children’s Hospital. The playroom will be located on the sixth floor with the surgical inpatient ward, and will serve children recovering from surgery. The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
“We are thrilled to be entering into a long-term partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi. “This new partnership enables us to create a legacy with the funds donated to BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Together with our fans we look forward to continuing to enrich the lives of patients who are treated at this hospital.”
“We are deeply grateful to Vancouver Whitecaps FC for this commitment,” said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The lives of so many children and families from across BC and the Yukon will change for the better as a result of this gift. This five-year partnership shows that Whitecaps FC is committed to making a difference today and in the years to come.”
Be a part of the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver! 2016 Whitecaps FC Season Tickets are now on sale. In addition to Season Tickets, Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including Half-Season Packs, 5-Packs, a Youth Soccer Half-Season Ticket, and single match tickets. For more information, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.