Oakville, ON – Blue Devils FC announced that the new Blue Devils Foundation has been created in support of one of the club‘s five Key Pillars – Equal Access.
Founded with the generous support of the Guglietti family, the Blue Devils Foundation is a non-profit organization founded on the principle of equality, and with the goal to eliminate financial barriers for Blue Devils players and families.
The Blue Devils Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors entrusted to oversee, invest and disburse funds endowed to the foundation. The Blue Devils Foundation focuses on three key areas:
- creating an endowment to provide needs-based financial assistance for players and families in need of support;
- providing province-wide free-to-play development camps in lesser served communities;
- supporting the Blue Devils initiative Cleats for Kids, which collects gently-used and new soccer equipment and distributes to players who need shoes, uniforms and equipment to play the game
The Foundation will build an endowment in order to sustainably support its mission. The endowment will be supported through annual fundraising efforts and events such as the annual Blue Devils Celebrity Soccer Tournament.
“We are so excited and proud to launch the Blue Devils Foundation,” said Foundation Director Raina Williams, “We are deeply grateful to the Guglietti family for their generous support of our efforts to create more opportunities for young Canadian soccer players of the future, and we will work very hard to ensure that future is bright.”
Blue Devils FC is guided by five Key Pillars that represent the core attributes of the Club and provide the foundation to achieve and implement the vision for its future. One of these pillars, Equal Access, is the driving force behind the creation of the foundation – with the stated goal “to ensure equal opportunities for both male and female players and to eliminate barriers to player development such as economic need through the support of the Blue Devils Foundation.”
For more information on the Blue Devils Foundation, please email [email protected].