Burlington Youth Soccer Club Leads $100,000 #HighFiveIt Challenge
Calling all sports clubs to help UNICEF Save Kids' Lives
This past weekend, Burlington Youth Soccer Club answered UNICEF Canada's call to save kids’ lives around the world by joining the #HighFiveIt movement.
The #HighFiveIt campaign launched on May 29th at the pre-world cup friendly match between the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team and their English rivals. During the game, UNICEF Canada called on Canadians across the country to join a global movement to help stop preventable child deaths. 17,000 children die every day of preventable causes. We can stop that with one simple gesture: a high-five.
Less than 24 hours after the #HighFiveIt launch, Burlington Youth Soccer Club became the first soccer club to formally support the campaign. And they did it in style with 200 high-fives from the club's rep team players, the Burlington Bayhawks, raising $1,000!
"Burlington Youth Soccer Club supports children all around the world, not just in Burlington, through soccer,” said Club President Orlando Tesolin when presenting a cheque for $1,000 to UNICEF Canada. "We are proud to be the first to support this great campaign and now challenge every club in Ontario to follow our lead and collectively raise $100,000 for this worthy cause."
All Canadian donations for #HighFiveIt is being generously matched by the Government of Canada up to $1 million – making contributions go twice as far.
Sign up your sports club today and join the #HighFiveIt challenge to save kids lives!