Whitecaps FC #BuckUp for Mental Health

On Saturday, May 3, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are asking every fan to #BuckUp for Mental Health and donate at least one dollar at the 40th Anniversary Match against San Jose Earthquakes or donate online at whitecapsfc.com/buckup.

Whitecaps FC will be making an honorary donation to one of the club’s main charitable pillars, mental health, to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary. Proceeds will directly support Clara’s Big Ride Vancouver Community Champion – The Kettle Society – and the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division. In 1974 a dollar went a long way – bread was $0.39 per loaf and gasoline was $0.63 a gallon – today your dollar will go a long way again.

How ‘Caps fans can #BuckUp

• Donate online now (minimum $5 donation) at whitecapsfc.com/buckup until May 17.

• Bring a dollar or more to Whitecaps FC's 40th Anniversary Match this Saturday, May 3 at BC Place. Our goal is to raise at least one dollar per fan!

• Share the message and #BuckUp to help end the stigma of mental health.

About Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk - Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk will span 12,000 kilometres over the course of 110 days, beginning in Toronto March 14, visiting 95 communities and concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1. Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk will help raise awareness and action in mental health and end the stigma around mental illness. Every Canadian can participate in Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk through community events and social media. For more information, please visit Bell.ca/ClarasBigRide or follow the latest news on Twitter at @Bell_LetsTalk or Facebook at facebook.com/BellLetsTalk.

The Kettle Society - Strength through Mental Health supports people living with mental illness to lead healthier lives. The Kettle provides 3,600 individuals with 26 services, a mental health drop-in that is open 365 days a year, a women’s transition house and 400 units of supported housing, with more on the way. To learn more visit thekettle.ca.

Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division - (CMHA) is a nation-wide leader and champion for mental health and promotes mental health for all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness or addiction. Each year, CMHA provides services and supports to over 82,000 British Columbians through their provincial and local programming. To learn more, visit cmha.bc.ca.

For more 40th anniversary content, including a White is the Colour Ringtone, Where are they now, and Forgotten Stories, visit whitecapsfc.com/since1974.

It’s not too late to participate in the best sporting experience in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including prorated season tickets ($294), half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets ($199), and a youth soccer half-season ticket ($100). Single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.