Sun Youth Foot­ball launches Crowd­fund­ing Cam­paign!

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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

www.gofundme.com/sun­y­outh­foot­ball

to learn more about this ef­fort.

Through the Sun Youth Foot­ball pro­gram, the lives of thou­sands of young

Mon­treal­ers have been pos­i­tively af­fected.

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