Pozniak commits to Athlete for Africa

Every Vancouver Whitecaps victory during this USL-1 season will mean much more than just three points for newly arrived defender Chris Pozniak. The Canadian international will be donating $100 to Athletes for Africa for every Vancouver Whitecaps win this season. Pozniak has jumped on board to support Athletes for Africa and lead the Toronto-based group’s brand new ‘Be an Athlete for Africa’ campaign. “This online campaign makes it easy for people to give and get involved,” explained Pozniak, who is also a member of Athletes for Africa’s advisory board. “You can support me this season or sign-up and start a campaign or event in your community. It really is that easy.” Go to www.myathletesforafrica.com/chrispozniak to see Chris as an ‘Athlete for Africa’ and make a donation to support his goal of raising $5,000 for programs that empower youth in Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From the professional ranks to the playground, anyone can ‘Be an Athlete for Africa’. The ‘Be an Athlete for Africa’ campaign is an opportunity for every athlete, at every level, to use sport and exercise as a new path to engaged global citizenship. Athletes for Africa makes it easy for you to learn more and get involved by using online tools to (i) raise awareness and educate your peers about Africa through sport; and (ii) fundraise for programs that support education and empower youth in Africa. Visit www.athletesforafrica.com and discover how, like the Whitecaps’ Chris Pozniak, you too can ‘Be an Athlete for Africa’. Chris Pozniak's bio - www.whitecapsfc.com/men/roster/teammember.aspx?id=14839&team=Male What is Athletes for Africa? Athletes for Africa is a charitable organization that has focused its efforts on building a global network of people committed to promoting and protecting human rights, and providing education and opportunities that empower youth in Africa. Best known for GuluWalk, Athletes for Africa’s mission is to (i) leverage the positive behaviours and profile of sport to engage youth and educate them about issues facing the people of Africa, (ii) partner with, and fundraise for organizations that foster local empowerment in Africa, and (iii) advocate to ensure that human rights are remembered and protected. - Athletes for Africa - For more information please visit www.athletesforafrica.com or contact: Athletes for Africa media@athletesforafrica.com 416.686.1533