MONTREAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The 6th edition of the Centraide Cup, the only amateur soccer tournament to take place on the prestigious field of Stade Saputo, will be held this year on September 9 and 10. This inter-company soccer competition will raise funds for Centraide of Greater Montreal and the Montreal Impact Foundation to support disadvantaged families and youth.
Soccer fans can attend all tournament games for free, as the stadium will be open to the public for the entire weekend, while activities and games will be available for kids.
"In soccer, team spirit is essential to score goals. This sport is a reflection of our community; it becomes stronger through its diversity and the effort of people who work towards the same mission, giving back to help people in need so that we can change lives for life," said Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal.
"We are proud to partner with the Centraide Cup to help businesses play a concrete role in the community. Their generosity will enable our foundation to continue its terrific work and help underprivileged children and their families through innovative projects," said Montreal Impact Foundation President Carmie Saputo.
Companies can register their teams right now at coupe.centraide.org. Participants can also raise money through an online canvassing tool.
The mission of the Montreal Impact Foundation is to organize and support activities to advance education and improve the quality of life of impoverished children and their families. The Foundation's logo was created with its mission in mind: the child-like writing represents the reason for its existence—the children—while the heart symbolizes the energy and love needed to give them hope. For more information: fondation.impactmontreal.com.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a Board of Directors that is representative of the community. It serves Laval, Montreal, and the South Shore. Nearly 57,000 volunteers are involved with the agencies that it supports, and 22,000 volunteers work on its annual campaign. Centraide is supported by private, public and parapublic corporations and institutions as well as large trade unions that hold 1,600 workplace campaigns every year. For more information: centraide-mtl.org.
SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal
For further information: Annick Gagnon, Centraide of Greater Montreal, 514-288-1261, ext. 242, firstname.lastname@example.org; Patrick Vallée, Impact de Montréal, 514-328-3668, ext. 227, email@example.com