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Gift Guide - Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story

The holiday season is one full of cheer and generosity, as we look to bring joy to friends and family alike. Trying to find that perfect gift can be a challenge – especially for the sports fans in your life – but not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Each day for the next 10 days whitecapsfc.com will present a Whitecaps FC gift idea. Make sure to also check the Whitecaps FC Facebook and Twitter pages for daily giveaways.

The holidays are always a great time to kick back and watch a good movie. If you’re a Whitecaps fans, inspirational film Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story is perfect for you.

The documentary recounts the remarkable journey of Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit from unheralded collegiate player to World Cup defender. After going undrafted in college, DeMerit set off to Europe with few resources, but a dream to play professional soccer abroad. Perseverance pushed him from living in an attic to leading Watford FC to England’s top tier and starring for the United States men’s national team.

After hitting theatres throughout the United States, with select screenings in Canada, the film is now available on DVD. Order your copy today at http://jaydemeritstory.com/buy-dvd!

Whitecaps FC 2012 MLS season tickets start at $329, plus applicable tax and a $10 processing fee per order. To secure a seat and for additional information about Whitecaps FC MLS season tickets, including loge seats and suites, call 604.669.9283 or visit whitecapsfc.com/protect.

About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In 1974, Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League, and in 1979, the club won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship. From 1987 to 1992, as a member of the Canadian Soccer League, Vancouver won four straight CSL titles. In 2002, Whitecaps FC created a full club model that encompasses professional teams for men and women, extensive youth development and grassroots participation programs, facility development, and the Whitecaps Foundation to support specific initiatives related to health and wellness through soccer. Since 2004, Whitecaps FC have won two United Soccer Leagues First Division championships and two USL W-League championships. In 2012, Whitecaps FC will begin their second season in Major League Soccer on Bell Pitch at BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.