Kia Canada Inc. has just gotten the ball rolling on the 7th edition of its annual Drive Change initiative that supports soccer programs across Canada.
In partnership with the three Canadian teams in Major League Soccer (MLS) – Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal – Kia Canada supports free soccer camps to help under-privileged youth develop their aptitudes in the sport.
And for a third consecutive year, Kia Canada is also undertaking a nation-wide drive to collect soccer equipment in collaboration with its commercial partners and its 188 dealerships across the country. The goal of the drive is to collect donations of new or slightly used soccer gear and apparel to provide them to youths, giving them the necessary resources to learn and enjoy the sport of soccer and ultimately increasing participation levels in every region of Canada.
The donation drive is on from August 19 through September 30 at Kia dealerships in Canada. Dealers will be relying on the efforts, support and contributions of their employees and commercial partners.
In Vancouver with the Whitecaps
In July, Kia teamed up with the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) to establish a free 4-day soccer camp for inner-city youths.
A Presence in Toronto
Earlier this week at the Kia Training Ground in Toronto, Kia Canada launched the 5th edition of Kickstart in collaboration with Toronto FC and the MLSE Foundation. The Kickstart campaign includes an 8-week soccer program held in Toronto Community Housing communities. It kicked off August 16 at the Kia Training Ground and will run until October 5.
In Montreal with the Impact on August 22
In partnership with the Impact of Montreal soccer club, Kia Canada is proud to present a soccer skills clinic at the MLS team’s home stadium in Montreal on August 22.
To obtain more information, visit http://www.kia.ca/drive-change. To donate new or slightly used soccer equipment, visit a Kia dealership in Canada. Kia Canada Inc.