The Vancouver Whitecaps helped to raise $34,000 in support of Covenant House Vancouver, as part of their third annual #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign.
“Mental health is one of the most important causes that our club supports,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi in a team-released statement. “We would like to thank all of our fans, partners, players, coaches and staff who came together to raise funds for #BuckUp for Mental Health in support of Covenant House Vancouver. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable members of our community and helping to end the stigma associated with mental illness.”
Donations were collected online, at the match versus Houston on May 28, and at the WFC2 match on May 29. All online donations were matched by former player and club ambassador YP Lee.
This year’s campaign beat last year by $13,000.