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KW Syria United Fundraiser

$3,000 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 10 months


KW Syria United is a men's soccer team in the Grand River Soccer League  (GRSL) made up of Syrian newcomers and refugees using soccer as "something familiar to cling to in a new environment that isn’t quite yet home." The team is raising money to pay registration fees in order to remain in the GRSL this coming season. As the Community Edition reports, "many community members helped the team along the way" including KW United FC , members of the Grand River soccer league and Reception House.  

The last barrier remains registration fees and the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), the Grand River Union Supporter Group and Rohingya FC are teaming up to organize this online campaign as well as a fundraiser hosted on March 4, 2018, at Cameron Heights Secondary School. The day will feature a friendly soccer tournament featuring KW Syria United players and local supporters! You can make a donation at the door or if you can't make the event, you can make your donation here online (or both!). 

For more information about the event click:  https://goo.gl/i2z9Fb

To get involved please contact: kwsyriaunitedfundraiser@wpirg.org


For more information on the fundraising needs of the group, and to learn more about KW Syria United, read this wonderful article in the Community Edition:   https://communityedition.ca/say-hello-to-kw-syria-united/   
Campaign Summary:

About WPIRG: The Waterloo Public Interest Research Group is a non-profit organization based on the University of Waterloo main campus, in Waterloo, ON, since 1973.  http://wpirg.org/


About Grand River Union:  The Grand River Union is a soccer fan or supporters group based in Waterloo Region. http://grandriverunion.ca/about/

About KW Syria United FC: KW Syria United FC plays in the Grand River Soccer League. They recently put out an appeal for support to cover league registration costs. WPIRG and the GRU are in direct contact with the team coach and players. The funds raised here will go towards the team's registration costs for the Grand River Soccer League. Any funds raised above this will go towards the team's costs for jerseys, travel and practice field rentals fees.  The funds are being collected by WPIRG who will then pay the registration fees on behalf of KW Syria United and also donate any remaining funds to the team. The funds raised will be presented by WPIRG and the GRU to KW Syria United FC at the end of the futsal tournament on March 4th, 4-6:30pm, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, 301 Charles St., Kitchener. 

 

 

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One last thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered their time at the futsal tournament and who helped in anyway make this fundraiser a success. We raised a total of $3346 between online donations, cheques sent to us and what we raised at the event!

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this great CTV Kitchener coverage of the event: http://bit.ly/2tlCPYW

We hope to see you soon at a KW Syria United game!
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A fantastic day filled with cheer, solidarity and great soccer! Thank you to all the Grand River Union, WPIRG and other volunteers. Thank you to the players from Syria United FC, Rohingya FC and Grand River Union for putting on a fine display of skill and sportsmanship.

And a HUGE thank you to all the community members who showed up and who donated on line. Thanks to you we were able to reach our fundraising goal by kick-off time! If anyone still wanted to donate, our online donations page remains open.

Check out CTV Kitchener's coverage of the event here: http://bit.ly/2tlCPYW
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It's game day! We hope to see you all at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (301 Charles St. East, Kitchener) at 4pm. Come cheer on the players from KW Syria United, Rohingya FC and Grand River Union in the first Grand River Fundraiser Cup. And come celebrate as we approach our fundraising goal. We're almost there!
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Over $2,000 now raised! Thank you to everyone who donated recently including the University of Waterloo Muslim Students Association who collected over $200 at their Friday prayers. Sunday is going to be a great celebration. We hope you all join us.
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