MoreSports welcomes Rogers onto its soccer jam team



    VANCOUVER, April 12 /CNW/ - More than 1500 kids from mini soccer programs
across East Vancouver will attend MoreSports(TM) 2007 World Mini Soccer Jam on
June 23rd at Empire Bowl Fields. And today, Rogers(TM) Communications Inc.
announced its participation as a sponsor of the event.
    "MoreSports motto is 'giving all kids a chance to play,' and it takes a
village to help a community agency do that," says Coordinator Dick Woldring.
"That's what the jam is about. It's a true community festival and celebration
of soccer that Rogers is supporting."
    MoreSports provides sport and physical activity opportunities for
Vancouver's children and families, particularly from the Eastside. MoreSports
began in 1999 with three inner city neighbourhoods. Today more than 3500 kids
regularly participate in its soccer, basketball, badminton, and floor hockey
programs.
    "Rogers is committed to supporting amateur sports for children and youth
across the country," says Gordon Nelson, Vice President of Rogers
Communications B.C. "That support begins at the grassroots level, where it can
have significant impact on individuals, families and communities. We're
excited to be part of the World Mini Soccer Jam and MoreSports efforts to make
soccer inclusive and accessible to all children in Vancouver."
    "It's about reducing barriers for kids who don't usually play sports
because of cost, gender, cultural issues, transportation, or fear of the
competitiveness in some organized sports," says Woldring. "We couldn't
accomplish those goals without many community partners and corporate
sponsorship so we really appreciate Rogers' participation in the jam."
    "MoreSports has grown exponentially and that can strain a small non
profit agency," says Woldring. "Corporations and individuals who share
MoreSports values and objectives can take this opportunity to support healthy
sporting programs for Vancouver's kids by visiting our website to make a
donation or volunteer."
    The action at the annual soccer jam will include kids playing soccer,
meeting Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Soccer Provincial team members, and
enjoying a carnival that includes a bouncy castle, prizes, games, food,
performances, and fun with friends and family.





For further information:

For further information: MoreSports Coordinator, Dick Woldring at (604)
803-8815, www.moresports.org

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