The game of soccer continues to grow in British Columbia year after year - along with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC commitment to young player development across the province. As such, at the April 2nd match, Whitecaps FC - through the Whitecaps Foundation - announced a $200,000 donation to BC Soccer over three years to support grassroots programming.
Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi and Whitecaps Foundation director Sandy Hancock joined BC Soccer president Charlie Cuzzetto and executive director Bjorn Osieck at halftime of Saturday’s exciting 3-3 draw against Sporting Kansas City in MLS to make the donation presentation.
“We appreciate the support of Whitecaps FC and the Whitecaps Foundation,” said Osieck. “BC Soccer looks forward to working together with the Whitecaps to grow the game of soccer at all levels in BC through our partnership.”
“The Whitecaps' inaugural journey into Major League Soccer (MLS) has changed the landscape of soccer in this province,” says Whitecaps FC director of soccer development Dan Lenarduzzi. “This donation and presentation is a symbol of our support for BC Soccer and the growth of our sport across BC in the years to come."
Whitecaps FC youth programs are made possible by the support of the Whitecaps Foundation. For information on the Whitecaps Foundation and how to become a donor, visit whitecapsfoundation.org.