Whitecaps FC to Honour Former Residency player

May 16, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Former Whitecaps FC Residency player Travis Selje will be honoured at BC Place during the MLS match against Sporting Kansas City this coming Saturday, May 20.The 17-year-old, who passed away on Friday, May 5 after his vehicle was struck in a tragic car crash on Wednesday, May 3, was a part of the 'Caps Residency program from 2012 to 2016. Most recently, Selje was team captain at Surrey United. He was on his way home from soccer practice when the crash occurred.

Travis' family and teammates from Surrey United will be on hand at the match. A moment of silence will be held prior to kickoff, with Whitecaps FC players wearing armbands during the match in his memory.

In the 35th minute of the match, friends of Travis are planning to stand and applaud in his memory. This is in honour of his squad number with Whitecaps FC Residency, 35, which also represented his birthday of March 5. Whitecaps FC encourage all attendees to join in standing up and remembering Travis Selje.

The Celebration of Life for Travis has been planned for this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Cloverdale Baptist Church (18685 64 Ave Surrey, British Columbia). All are welcome to come and pay their respects.

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