Vancouver Whitecaps FC Commit to BC children
Smiles all around the hospital yesterday as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced a partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation that will see $1 million raised through the club’s 50/50 program and other charitable events and initiatives in the next five years.
“We are thrilled to be entering into a long-term partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi. “This new partnership enables us to create a legacy with the funds raised each year through our 50/50 program and other charitable events and initiatives. Together with our fans we look forward to continuing to enrich the lives of patients who are treated at this hospital.”
Funds raised at this year's matches will be used to purchase anesthesia monitors to support the hospital surgeons who perform 9,000 procedures to treat children with heart defects, kidney disease, cancer, epilepsy and many other conditions each year.
In addition to the annual support that will be provided through the partnership, a Whitecaps-FC-themed playroom for children recovering from surgery will be constructed in the new Teck Acute Care Centre, the heart of the new BC Children’s Hospital scheduled to open in 2017.
Once the good news was announced the team got down to basics and went through the hospital to say hello to children and family members.
|Some of the stops in the hospital involved competitive sports.
|Others ended with patients and players alike showing off their musical talents.
|Montana just took the chance to sneak in a little snuggle time with Spike.|
We're so excited to see this great relationship build over time. Big thanks to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and all the fans that made this great donation announcement possible!