2024 Greater Toronto Expansion
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canada SCORES Expands Operations in Canada
Nick Taylor to Serve as Executive Director and Launch The 2024 Toronto SCORES Cup
Vancouver, January 8, 2024 — Canada SCORES, an affiliate member of America SCORES through Canada SCORES Vancouver, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its operations in Canada with the launch of Canada SCORES Toronto. Canada SCORES is a leading nonprofit organization providing vulnerable children with free after-school programming combining soccer, poetry, and community projects. The expansion to a new chapter in Toronto has been made possible in part due to the tremendous support from donors and sponsors of Canada SCORES Vancouver under the leadership of Executive Director Kevin Yang and his staff.
Representing the 12th location in the SCORES affiliate network, the Toronto chapter is strategically positioned in the region at a time when there is tremendous growth and opportunity on the horizon, particularly as both Vancouver and Toronto are host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This significant step underscores the organization's commitment to fostering growth and innovation in the Canadian market.
Jon Lutz, Chair of the Canada SCORES Board shared, "We are excited to bring the expertise and services of Canada SCORES to the vibrant city of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. This expansion signifies our dedication to providing unparalleled solutions emphasizing physical activity, health and wellness, self-expression, academic engagement, and community involvement to vulnerable children and youth across the country."
Driving the Canada SCORES expansion to Toronto will be newly appointed Executive Director Nick Taylor. A seasoned professional in Canada’s nonprofit sector with experience at Rugby Canada, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto Metropolitan University, and Golf Ontario, Nick brings a wealth of experience to Canada SCORES, and is excited to explore mutually beneficial partnerships with local, regional and national business leaders, philanthropists, corporate and family foundations, regional school boards and the media.
Nick expressed his enthusiasm for the work ahead stating, "I am honored to join Canada SCORES and lead the expansion of the organization into North America’s fourth largest city and a region with deep roots in the game of soccer. We will continue the SCORES legacy of excellence in support of vulnerable children and youth at a time when they need us most. Remembering the positive impact that my own children experienced in balancing youth soccer with their academic commitments, I feel privileged to bring the SCORES concept to communities and children in need across the GTA in the months and years to come.”
The Canada SCORES Toronto commitment to community engagement includes launching the inaugural 2024 Toronto SCORES Cup this summer. Canada and America SCORES are proud to host the world’s largest annual corporate charity soccer tournament series, with participants from corporate and community teams invited to play in a fun, one-day soccer tournament facilitating valuable team building and making a difference in their communities. An organizing committee is in place, planning is underway and further details related to team registration and sponsorship opportunities will be released in the coming weeks.
For media and partnership inquiries, please contact:
Canada SCORES Toronto Canada SCORES Vancouver
Nick Taylor, Executive Director Kevin Yang, Executive Director
About Canada SCORES: Canada SCORES is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where all youth find their voice, achieve their goals and reach their full potential. We inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. Our goal is to provide a safe and motivating space for youth to gain the confidence to make a change in not only themselves but their communities. With a strong presence across North America through the America SCORES Affiliate Network for over 30 years, the program has impacted over 130,000 kids across North America. Studies show that SCORES students improve their academics, physical fitness, and teamwork skills and feel empowered to lead their communities.
For more information, visit www.canadascores.org