Theo Bair, Maxime Crépeau, Carl Valentine and Spike visited Stanley Park on Wednesday to celebrate planting 3,700 new trees on behalf of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Goals For Trees is an initiative established by Husqvarna and Whitecaps FC, in support of One Tree Planted. For every goal scored each season, 100 trees are planted as part of the program. The ‘Caps scored 37 goals in 2019 – including Bair’s incredible volley against the Portland Timbers on August 19. Thanks to that goal, Bair won the Whitecaps FC BMO Player Award for Goal of the Year and was nominated for MLS Goal of the Year.
Since the start of Goals For Trees in 2016, more than 30,000 new trees have been planted across BC. Thanks to the success of its program with Whitecaps FC, Husqvarna has also branched out to start the program Toronto FC and Montreal Impact.
“We’re committed to Goals For Trees, which extends beyond the stadium and into the community,” said Valentine, Whitecaps FC legend and ambassador. “Through the initiative, our support of Husqvarna comes to life in a real and measurable way.”
The club would like to thank front office staff who helped with planting trees, as well as Stanley Park Ecology Society, who led the group and shared their knowledge on habitat restoration.