Kids Play’s 10th Annual Super Soccer Tournament was held at BC Place Stadium on May 28th, 2018. Close to 1000 youth from across BC took part in the free soccer tournament, a large majority coming from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
This tournament is the brain child of Detective Kal Dosanjh, who began this tournament 10 years ago in a small park in the heart of the Vancouver East Side neighborhood. Since that first soccer tournament Kids Play’s goal has been unchanged, that being to provide the underprivileged youth in our community a deterrent or escape from the drug and gang lifestyle.
In the past decade Kids Play has had over 50,000 youth go through their programs including our Annual Super Soccer Tournament. For the past 4 years Kids Play has organized their annual soccer tournament at BC Place Stadium, providing kids with a unique opportunity to play on the same field as the greatest athletes our nation has to offer. One school walked away with $1000 towards their school gym.
This year, The Vancouver Whitecaps, who are Kids Play’s new official partners spent the day with the youth at BC Place. They graciously presented everyone in attendance with a free ticket to one of their home games. The whitecaps also presented the schools with official whitecaps gear such as jerseys, and soccer balls. The Kids Play Foundation has played a tremendous role in building a better future for our youth through presenting them with better alternatives.