Sun Youth Football launches Crowdfunding Campaign!
Sun Youth is launching a crowdfunding campaign centered on providing their young Hornets football players with the ability to experience a full offseason program of track, resistance training and academic preparation in the lead-up to the 2018 season. The set goal of the program is $2500 dollars, which will go towards facilities access, spring practice and better equipment and tools that will allow players to learn the discipline of year-round training as they apply lessons from football in the pursuit of higher education.
Dimitrios Manolopoulos, Head Coach of the Sun Youth Hornets Midget Football Team, is excited at the prospect of this broad-based community initiative:“Everyone who’s coached here and/or played here understands the benefits that this program provides the community. It takes young players and gives them a challenge to live up to, while also teaching them lessons that carry through their educational and professional careers. The opportunity to see our players mature and go on to bigger and better things makes volunteering here a rewarding experience, and we hope to see donors to this campaign experience the same satisfaction throughout the year.”
Sid Stevens, Executive Vice-President and a CoFounder of Sun Youth, is also excited to see this new initiative take hold.“With this new fundraising channel, we hope to give our players an added boost that allows them to stay focused and disciplined even when the football season may not be in full swing!”. Mr. Stevens is also conscious of the importance the football program has held to fellow Sun Youth CoFounder Earl De La Perralle, longtime administrator of Sun Youth’s sports programs and Head Coach of Sun Youth’s Midget Football teams. “Earl was always driven by a desire to see kids achieve more in life because of the lessons they learned through football, whether that’s in attending university, finding a meaningful career or otherwise. If this program is able to support our player’s activities throughout the year, I believe he’ll only be more proud of what they can accomplish and grow to become.”
As for the Sun Youth Football coaching staff they were named Personality of the Week by La Presse in November 2017, a testament to their outstanding commitment towards the kids. Please view Sun Youth’s video on the crowdfunding campaign on YouTube or visit
to learn more about this effort.
Through the Sun Youth Football program, the lives of thousands of young
Montrealers have been positively affected.