Whitecaps and 5th Annual #Buckup Mental Health Fundraising Effort

By Sean McCaffery, May 18, 2018

The goal this go 'round is $100,000 for the local Covenant House Vancouver. This is intended to benefit homless at-risk youth and the teams started the fund off with a $25,000 donaton of their own. This campaign has since 2014 raised over $160,000 for mental health initiatives for these youth and the 'Caps themselves have ponied up over $240,000 since 2012.

How to support this cause?

1. Raffle 1,600 tickets at just $20 each or 3 for $50 with 2 grand prizes. Round trip  a pair of seats anywhere WestJet goes and a suite at a 'Caps game.

2. Auction, one of a kind money can't buy experieicnes and items like signed team merch., a BC Palace roof tour, coaching by "Caps legend Carl Valentine, a jersey signed by Chris Hemsworth and            other team items.

3. Donate at the game on Saturday June 9 for gifts including  a pair of 2018 season tickets.

Team president and another team legend, Bob Lenarduzzi " A few dollars may not seem like much, but when we all come together for this worthwhile cause we can make a big difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable youth in our community.

Jennifer Hall, development officer at Covenant House Vancouver added, "The suppor we receive through the #BuckUP for Mental Health campaing enables us to provide the kinds of mental health support that our youth need to really become the best that they can be."

See the video of how the campaign supports the Covenant house watch it on our Facebook page, Soccer Long Isalnd Magazine.