Vancouver Whitecaps FC have launched their fourth annual fundraising campaign #BuckUp for Mental Health in support of us here at Covenant House Vancouver. The campaign runs from today and culminates at the ‘Caps match on Saturday, June 3 when Whitecaps FC take on Atlanta United FC at BC Place.
This year, the ‘Caps are aiming to raise $50,000 in support of Covenant House Vancouver and their mental health programs. There are more ways than ever to get involved in #BuckUp for Mental Health:
1. Raffle - new this year is a raffle with only 1,000 tickets available at a cost of $20 each. The grand prize is a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere WestJet flies. Order your raffle tickets online at www.whitecapsfc.com/raffle
2. Auction – fans can bid on one-of-a-kind experiences and unique items with all proceeds benefitting the campaign and Covenant House Vancouver. Check out the auction online at www.whitecapsfc.com/auctions
3. Donate – at the match on June 3 or online at www.whitecapsfc.com/buckup
4. Volunteer – interested in volunteering on June 3?
“A few dollars may not seem like much,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi, “but when we all come together for this worthwhile cause, we can make a big difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable youth in our community.”
“I spent the first six and a half years of my life in foster care hoping I would find my forever family. Finally, we found each other,” said Andrew Teel, a Covenant House supporter who has raised almost $50,000 for the cause. “But most kids have to stay in foster care until they age out. That is why Covenant House is so important. It really does save lives.”
Funds raised through #BuckUp for Mental Health will be donated to Whitecaps FC community partner Covenant House Vancouver, which serves more than 1,300 homeless youth who access their services every year, many of whom struggle with mental illness.
To donate to #BuckUp for Mental Health in support of Covenant House Vancouver or to order a raffle ticket or bid on an auction item, please visit whitecapsfc.com/buckup.