Dear Alberta Soccer Membership,
Earlier today Canada Soccer send the message below to help in campaigning on behalf of soccer (and all sport) around the need to help all of us get back to play and stabilize financially. We would love to get your assistance by spreading this message down to your clubs and towns to allow for the biggest impact possible across our province.
With just 30 seconds of your time you can ensure local soccer programs have support from all levels of government to continue growing the sport in Canada. Players, parents, and volunteers in our communities all benefit from sport, which is why we have joined the Sport Helps campaign.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events and programs to be cancelled, reducing revenues and impacting programs from the grassroots, development and National Teams. To help offset these losses and ensure continuity of our programs, we have partnered with other national sports organizations to ask the government for added support.
We want to see programs and events come back strong, and are pushing for investments in the upcoming federal budget. We hope you will lend your voice to help the national soccer community make sure politicians understand what is at stake.
WRITE A LETTER
To get active, we ask that you go to www.sporthelps.ca and click the ‘take action’ button.
You can then send a letter with just a few clicks to your local MP, the Minister of Finance and the Minister responsible for Sport in Canada. By entering your name and address the tool will personalize and send the letter on your behalf.
We also ask that you share the message below on social media to help drive traffic to this site:
“Sport helps Canada. National sport organizations can help us recover from COVID-19. Sport makes people healthier, builds communities and creates jobs. Sport must be part of our recovery. Lend your voice at www.sporthelps.ca! #SportHelps”
The Sport Helps site also has a number of visuals (samples attached) that you can use to make sure your message stands out online. We encourage you to copy or download those images to use in your social post.
Executive Director (Acting)
780 991 3634
Central Alberta Soccer Association