Downtown Toronto’s professionals will come together on September 13 for one noble cause — hosted by national charitable organisation Camp Quality Canada, the Bay Street Kicks soccer tournament is put on to raise funds needed to send kids with cancer to camp.
The 12th annual event will be hosted at the Cherry Beach Sports Field in Toronto, with a post-game party to follow at the Keating Channel Pub & Grill. Presented by ECN Capital, registration for the event is now open at www.baystreetkicks.com.
Camp Quality provides free overnight camp to kids with cancer aged 7 to 18 with activities including archery, fishing, arts and crafts and canoeing. In late July it was announced that former Toronto FC Captain and Premier League and Major League soccer television analyst for TSN, Steven Caldwell, signed as the official ambassador for Camp Quality Canada. Caldwell has played over 300 league matches in his career, primarily in the top three tiers of English football.
“I’m looking forward to getting out in the community and spreading the word to support the work being done by our hundreds of volunteers to create a memorable and fulfilling experience for our camp goers,” Caldwell said in a statement after the announcement.
Fans will be able to witness Caldwell begin his ambassadorial duties on August 15, when he will play a friendly match of soccer against his sons and some of Camp Quality’s campers to promote the Fall tournament, which he will co-host. In the organisation’s 12 year history, Bay Street Kicks has featured corporate teams from various sectors including Mackenzie Investments, RBC, CIBC, BMO and CI Financial.