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Vancouver FC Hosts Partner Appreciation Game, Presented by Canucks Autism Network, on April 18

April 17, 2024 - Canadian Premier League (CPL)
Vancouver FC News Release

Langley, BC - Vancouver FC is set to host its Partner Appreciation Game, presented by Canucks Autism Network, on Thursday, Apr. 18 when the Eagles host Halifax Wanderers FC.

The match will serve as a way for Vancouver to announce, acknowledge and thank all the club partners who have joined the Eagles' family at both a club and Canadian Premier League (CPL) level. These partnerships are essential to supporting the growth of VFC and the Canadian soccer landscape as a whole.

"We are very excited to showcase and thank our partners," said Mark Marshall, Director of Partnerships & Hospitality, Vancouver FC. "It is through the support of these partnerships that VFC is able to succeed in growing the game locally and in Canada. They are an important part of our Eagle family and we are very excited to have them on board as we embark on our second CPL season."

A few partners who will be featured in stadium on Apr. 18 includes Gold's Gym, who will be hosting mini-competitions for fans to test their strength, TOCA Football, who will be running half-time entertainment, and Magic Scoop and Maple Lodge Farms, who will be providing giveaways to a few of VFC's fans.

Vancouver is also excited to share details about the "Take Flight: Ticket Donation Program," a newly-introduced give-back program for the 2024 season. Partners who participate in the "Take Flight" program will be providing an opportunity for disadvantaged youth, communities, and other charities to experience a VFC match through the donation of purchased tickets on the partner's behalf. Any partners who wish to learn more information or enroll in the "Take Flight" program, please contact [email protected].

National partners

Vancouver would like to thank National partners Allstate, Carlsberg, CIBC, Degree, Derbystar, Gatorade, Go-Go Squeez, Macron, Maple Lodge Farms, OneSoccer, Telus, tonybet, Volkswagen, and Westjet for their continued support of Canadian football.

Club Partners

Vancouver would also like to thank club partners Artigiano, David Smith Homes, Knightsbridge Capital, Mr. Lube, Phillips Brewing, SixFive Sports & Entertainment, Starlight investments, Sheraton Guildford and The Wet Paint Company for their support of VFC in growing a platform that provides soccer opportunities to our communities.

First Team Partners

Vancouver would like to welcome first team partners Gold's Gym, Last Rep, Life Labs, Magic Scoop, Pulse Physio, Sage Dental, Taco Factory, Universal Coach Line to the VFC family for the 2024 season.

Game Day Partners

Vancouver extends an invite to fans to experience benefits at select game days from the following match day partners Black press, Cookies Ice Cream, Lee's Donuts, Nude Beverages, Patrol Group, Shameless Buns, Sentinel storage, TOCA Football, Texas Smoke and Zedcor.

Vancouver is thrilled to welcome individuals from the Canucks Autism Network to VFC's match on Apr. 18 through the Take Flight Program. In order to ensure the match is a welcoming experience for fans on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities, Vancouver is proud to provide a sensory friendly space in the stadium for anyone who may need a break during the game. CAN Sensory Kits will also be made available for fans to borrow for the duration of the match which include a pair of noise-canceling earphones, sunglasses, and a sensory toy.

Vancouver also asks that fans do not bring noise makers such as cowbells, drums, etc. into the stands for Thursday's game to ensure everyone feels comfortable at Willoughby Park.

Kick off for Vancouver's Partner Appreciation Game on Thursday, Apr. 18 is set for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased online here or in person at the Langley Event Centre on game day.

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