Whitecaps FC raise over $84,000 for #BuckUp for Mental Health!

Whitecaps FC announced last week that the club raised over $84,000 in the fourth annual #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign supporting Covenant House Vancouver. The campaign was the club’s most successful to date, surpassing 2016’s fundraising total by over $50,000.

Whitecaps FC co-owner Jeff Mallett committed to donating an additional $25,000 if the club reached the $50,000 fundraising goal. With the help of fans, Whitecaps FC raised $59,000 over 25 days, surpassing the goal and making the total donation to Covenant House Vancouver over $84,000.

On behalf of everyone at Covenant House Vancouver, we want to give a huge thank you to Whitecaps FC, their fans, our supporters, and everyone involved. Special thanks to Whitecaps FC co-owner Jeff Mallett for donating an additional $25,000.

These funds will directly support our Mental Health Services program providing youth with individual attention and care from our mental health clinicians and psychiatrists. This includes counselling sessions, group work, medications, life skills support, job readiness and recreational programming. Your support is helping our youth to recover from the trauma of their past and find wellness for their future.

Thank you Whitecaps FC for your incredible support of our young people and for reducing the stigma around Mental Health!

Whitecaps FC raise over $84,000 for #BuckUp for Mental Health!