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Six charities presented with cheques on behalf of OPDL Charity Shield winners

By Staff, 01/09/18, 11:00AM EST


Over $6,500 was raised for various charities at the 2017 event

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

The top soccer athletes in Ontario were in action in November as the Ontario Soccer Centre played host to the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) Charity Shield.

In addition to the twelve teams, across six divisions who were competing for provincial glory, money was being raised to donate to local charities.

Every dollar accumulated through the $5 admission rate was donated to Ontario charities, as chosen by the winning teams in each match. As well, this year, the OPDL ran a silent auction, where those in attendance and those watching from home could bid on some fantastic prize packs and gear.

In total, over $6,500 was raised.

The money has been equally split and donated to the Kids Help Phone (North Toronto Boys U-14), Sick Kids Foundation (North Toronto Girls U-14), Canadian Cancer Society (Ottawa South United Girls U-15), Sunnybrook Foundation (Toronto FC Boys U-15), ALS Society of Canada (Vaughan SC Boys U-16) and the Sydney Wood Purple Butterfly of Hope (Hamilton United Girls U-16). 

Those charities recently received their donations, with Ontario Soccer president Ron Smale on hand to assist with the presentations. 

North Toronto B14 present cheque to Kids Help Phone

North Toronto G14 present cheque to Sick Kids Foundation

Canadian Cancer Society presented with cheque on behalf of Ottawa South United G15

Vaughan SC B16 present cheque to ALS Society of Canada

Hamilton United Girls U-16 present to.Sydney Wood Purple Butterfly of Hope

Toronto FC Boys U-15 present to Sunnybrook Foundation