Kal Dosanjh up for MLS Leaguewide Award

By Sean McCaffery, July 19, 2019

This representitive of the Vancouver Whitecaps is in the running to have $25,000 donated to the charity of his choosing at the MLS All-Star Game July 31 in Orlando. Learn more of the award and vote at MLSSoccer.com/comunity/MVP, use the vote and Tweet buttons to vote. The MLS WORKS Comunity MVP sets out to honor those utilizing soccer in making changes with their comunity for the better of course. Fans will vote on this Grand Prize, announced at halftime of the game. In June, fans had the chance to put up their selections. There are now 24 vying for the award, one per team. The areas they sought to improve were social issues, health concerns, community service for a charitable group, efforts towards the sustaining of a cleaner & healthier environment. Kal comes from a law enforcement background, founding Kids Play Youth Foundation over two decades ago. He served as a patrol cop for 15 years in Downtown Eastside, one of the more crime ridden areas of Western Canada, he is still with the police department today. With a pair of his own kids, his NFP help to keep the young ones from bad influences, narcotics, gangs and violence. He utilizes athletics and schooling to achive these goals.Via his group, there is no cost programing community wide. He is aware of the built in value of sport and educational activities for the young to get them into strong fundamental habits and qualities, teamwork, dedication, perseverance and more. Since 2015, over 60,000 have passed through his system with organized sports, conferences, after school programs with the local school boards and other varied initiatives. In return, more than 500 have come back to serve in the free offerings, all run by volunteers. An almost 10 year old soccer tourney he established is now part of the efforts the 'Caps support at BC Place and this year hosted just under 800 players, and 300 youth volunteers. All of the 2 dozen up for this honor will get 2 tickets to an MLS game and $1,000 to their selected charity.