-Submitted by KYSA
KAMLOOPS, BC – The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s U13 Girls House “Wildfire” raised a total of $3,293 toward the relief effort for the residents of Ft. McMurray during this weekend’s Mike Bartram Memorial Youth Soccer Tournament at McArthur Island.
The team was stationed next to the KYSA office on Saturday and Sunday (May 7/8). They collected donations to support the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund that has been created to support those affected by the severe wildfires that have devastated the Alberta city. The team also walked around the Island taking donations in between their games during the tournament.
The idea was the brainchild of team member Khaiya McFayden-Godin, who said to her dad, Eric (also coach of her team), that they should be doing something to help and raising much-needed money would be a worthwhile endeavour. Khaiya’s team-mates and their parents were thrilled to join her in the fund raising effort.
Some 50 boys and girls teams in the U13 to U18 age groups took part in the Bartram Tournament, named after one of the KYSA’s major contributors who died in the year 2000 of cancer.