On Sat, Dec 15th Kelowna United FC held their First Annual Coaches Game and Fundraiser at CNC Indoor Fields. Kelowna United FC is the Premier Club of COYSA (Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association) with 350 players ranging from U11 to U21 in both boys and girls. The Club wanted to do something to give back to the community and bring the teams together with an enjoyable event.
Along with field time donated by COYSA Indoor League, all coaches gave a non perishable food item or cash donation to play and their teams were challenged to raise money as well to see them play. The Game was well attended by coaches and spectators and enjoyed by all. A total of 9 boxes of non perishable food items was donated along with an unbelievable total of $2816.50 in donations was raised to give to the Kelowna Food Bank on behalf of all the teams.
Top fundraising teams were:
(top group in boys and girls will have coaching sessions with the International Coaches this summer)
U14 Boys – $311
U12 Boys – $305
U11 Boys – $289.50
There were a few corporate donations along with many spare change collections – 45 rolls of pennies! and many more.
KU is very proud of the efforts of this wonderful group of families and soccer supporters! Thank you to all who participated and donated! We look forward to seeing all of you again next year!