2015 2nd Annual RVDL Santa Soccer Charity Challenge
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The 2015 2nd Annual RVDL Santa Soccer 3V3 Charity Challenge
The 2015 second annual RVDL Santa Soccer Charity 3V3 Challenge once again supporting ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development, was another great hit on Dec 22 at Canlan Sportsplex in Mississauga. Players of all abilities attended with boys and girls, ages 7-14 being represented. All players enjoyed either the 3 hour long morning or afternoon sessions comprising of a technical warm-up with the ball, followed by a couple of technical skills session, progressing to a 1V1 Challenge and finally finishing with the 3V3 Challenge. Players were put through their paces and worked very hard during the challenge. It was great to see so many young soccer players with smiles on their faces.
Although the participation numbers were down from last year, through the generous support of all who attended, along with a few of the parents with attending players supplying additional donations above the modest registration fee and adding in the proceeds from our Silent Auction the total raised for ErinoakKids was $2240.00. To maximize the donation to ErinoakKids, RVDL Soccer Academy once again covered all rental and ancillary costs associated with the event.
In addition to the funds raised we collected gently used soccer shoes and uniforms that will be supplied to developing nations' children. Many families also brought non-perishable food items in support of the Canlan Sportsplex "FIll the Goal" food drive.
We would like to thank all the players and parents that supported our event to make it so successful and especially those that contributed additional funds.
Thanks to all those that supported our Silent Auction and hope they enjoy some of those great items won.
A special Thank You also goes out to all that donated items to the Silent Auction
- TFC for their very generous donation of Match Tickets, Daniel Lovitz signed Game worn Jersey, Michael Bradley signed cap, Giovinco signed atomic Ant T-shirt and Mitts/Touque.
- The CABIN for the Gentlemens Haircut and Hot Towel Shave
- The Andersons for the pair of Leafs Tickets
- Stoke City FC for the Squad signed Jersey
- Soccer MAXX for the Team Germany Home Jersey
- Jawny Bakers Restaurant for the Dining Vouchers
In addition we want to thank all the student volunteers Simon, Maddie and Tony that came out to setup and assist on the day of the event. Also a thank you to Saif, Stefan and Kynan who volunteered their time for the event and to Canlan for their venue and support.
A big thanks to Jordan, Mike and Deb for all the time behind the scenes prior to the event to actually make it happen.