My dear great friends of my great soccer family,

I would like to tell you how grateful I am to ALL OF YOU for receiving the prestigious

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR award

at the Gala of the Soccer Federation of Quebec last night.

Above all, I want to tell you that it is up to you all, incredible devoted, generous and talented volunteers that you are, that I owe and dedicate this special and prestigious award, because you believed in my dream and have helped make it happen, for the sake of our children and the exciting sport of SOCCER!

I love you, and will never tell you enough: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!!

 

Hello to all of you,

 It was wonderful to see you on Friday night and to have the occasion to celebrate another successful year for the International Cup Kids Playing for Kids

 We are so very fortunate to have you as  an ongoing partner who helps to not only support our cause through fundraising but also promotes such a wonderful message to so many young people and their extended families.

 As discussed, we will talk with the Montreal Childrens team about the possibilities for the exciting year ahead in terms of the launch in January and get back to you.

 Once again – congratulations and thank you for everything that you do.

Madeleine Colaço
Vice-présidente, Campagne annuelle

MOT DE JESSICA ARSENAULT – 19 ANS PATIENTE CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE

 
Jessica est une jeune fille qui a une maladie orpheline neurologique avec des composantes de la paralysie cérébrale, seule la recherche pourra un jour lui dire ce qu'elle a ... En fait, en participant aux collectes de fonds , Jessica souhaite un jour permettre aux parents d'enfants naissant avec une maladie orpheline d'être rassurés dès leurs premiers jours de vie. Ne pouvant être présente aujourd’hui, elle souhaitait vous partager quelques mots: 
 
"Distingués invités, chers membres du comité et adeptes du soccer,  Je pourrais commencer ce mot en vous disant merci pour votre dévouement à la cause. Mais pour cette situation, le mot merci est un peu trop simple. Ce que je souhaiterais exprimer est au-dessus de cela.  Je suis à la fois touchée et reconnaissante pour l’accueil chaleureux que vous avez réservé à Tristan et moi  lors de notre participation aux cérémonies d’ICKPK. Un immense merci aux membres du comité pour votre précieuse collaboration, merci d’autant faire rayonner la cause auprès de vos participants. Une chose est sure, vous nous prouvez que l’union fait la force. Tous ensemble vous nous avez démontré que la détermination, la motivation et l’amour du sport peut mener loin, autant dans vos résultats sportifs, que dans la somme amassée pour les deux fondations hospitalières, CHU Sainte-Justine et hôpital de Montréal pour enfants.  Grâce à vous tous, la somme aujourd’hui remis à la Fondation du CHU Sainte-Justine, permettra de faire un l’achat d’un équipement de pointe.  C’est avec votre appui que Sainte-Justine peut continuer d’offrir les meilleurs équipements à leurs patients et faire de la recherche pour offrir l’espoir à d’autres enfants comme moi et leurs familles
Au-delà de votre contribution financière, c’est aussi la portée de votre geste qui m’a inspirée.  De voir autant de personnes mobilisées pour les enfants est inspirant et rassurant – pour nous les patients et pour nos familles. Je souhaite aussi que votre engagement inspire une nouvelle génération de philanthropes qui seront encouragées à s’engager à leur tour envers la Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine et la cause des enfants, et ainsi assurer du même coup la pérennité de cette immense chaine de solidarité. En mon nom, au nom de tous les patients et de leur famille, un énorme merci du fond du cœur pour votre générosité. Et à l’an prochain"

 

A word from Tristan, MCHF spokes child.

 "As a patient of the Montreal Children's Hospital for the past 14 years I would like to give a huge thanks to all who participated in this event. I love sports more than anything and the idea of merging sports into a fundraiser is such a great idea and I am happy to have been a part of it. Congratulations to you all. You should be very proud!" 

- Tristan-

ARS -Saint-Louis annual Gala 2016

Last night at our ARS -Saint-Louis annual Gala 2016, International Cup Kids playing for Kids officially announced this year 2016 donations to MCHF ( Montréal Children Hospital Fondations) and CHU-Sainte-Justine. We are extremely proud to announce the total sum of 
 
$‎32,000 dollars!! ICKPK has now donated $345,000 dollars since 2006 ( 11yrs) ! 
 
International Cup Kids playing for Kids proudly announced that our Wajdi Ghorayeb is ICKPK ' Dino Madonis Trophy winner for 2016 Volunteer of the Year!

Bravo  Wajdi !

INTERNATIONAL CUP KIDS PLAYING FOR KIDS RETURNS TO PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO IN 2017

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, November 20, 2016 – To mark the Universal Children’s Day, the mayor of the borough, Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, and the council members are pleased to announce that Pierrefonds-Roxboro will host, in 2017, the 12th Edition of the International Cup Kids Playing for Kids (ICKPK). The borough is proud to partner with the soccer recreation league of 6 regions to allow more than 2000 players aged 8 to 18 to participate in a soccer tournament with an International flavour but also to raise money for the CHU Sainte-Justine and the Montreal Children's Hospital foundations.

Please press here to see the complete communiqué

2016 CLOSING CEREMONY PICTURES

Dear parents, relatives, coaches, players and special guests.

On behalf of our entire devoted, talented and passionate ICKPK team, our heartfelt Thanks for your participation in our 11th edition ICKPK-UEFA-Euro 2016-France!

We hope that your kids, players had a cherishable and Fun experience!! Please see our link of all the photos taken at our closing ceremony and Parade of Champions!

We are all Winners and no Losers!

We are looking forward to seeing all of your teams joins us next year 2017 to commenr*te our Theme: FIFA U17- World Cup Men's - India!!

Enjoy!

Please click on the picture to visit the gallery

A heartfelt thanks to our photographers Olivier Ouimet (www.olivierouimet.com) and
Myriam Belley, street worker for Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l'Île ( www.ajoi.info)

Futbol greatness hello
 
‎Congratulations UEFA-Euro 2016 CHAMPIONS To Team Portugal !!!
 
Great Team  Portugal Win!
 
Honourable Mention to Les BLEUS - Team France for their superb efforts and dominance thru-out the entire Euro Tourney!
 
Bravo to Host country -France and the UEFA-Euro organizers for a very successful 4 weeks tourney!
 
Of course, all 24 Nations deserves our Hats-Off for skillfully, passionately giving us the total " experience of "thrill" ‎playing the sport of Futbol. You represented very proud!  Wow! Wow!  
 
On behalf of the International Cup, Kids playing for kids our heartfelt Thank-You !
 
We look forward and excited to see you all join-us at our own " replicating our EURO-FRANCE this September
 
Yes, not One Tourney But Ten Euro ‎-ICKPK tourney- U10-U12-U14-U16-U18 for youth local juvenile Boys -Girls 
 
Sam Gabbay
Comité des Sages



Press conference held June 10th at Soccerplex Catalogna with the presence of our new honorary president, Mr. Denis Coderre

Friday, June 10th, 2016 ICKPK press conference held at Catalogna soccerplexe. Congratulations to our 2016 ICKPK-UEFA EURO 2016-France Co-hosting cities partners - Ville de Montréal and the City of Pointe -Claire ( AKA -FRANCE) Picture credit to : 11x90.com, Official passing of the torch.

Our 2016 Honorary President and Ville de Montréal mayor Mr.Denis Coderre and Pointe-Claire Pro-mayor Mr. Aldo Iamieri and ICKPK Founder and President sortant, Sam Gabbay.

Download this video.

Video "leitao parliament"

Click on the video to watch Mr. Carlos Leitao address the Quebec Parliament

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Montreal, June 10, 2016 – The International Cup, Kids Playing for Kids (ICKPK) announces that the 11h edition of the soccer tournament will be hosted by the Cities of Pointe-Claire and Montreal from September 3rd to September 25th and will be modelled upon the 2016 Euro Cup that is taking place in France commencing on June 10th, 2016. Over 1,800 house league boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 18 years old from 3 regions, ARS Bourassa, Concordia, and Lac St Louis will compete in this friendly tournament, which follows the protocols of an international tournament. Proceeds of this tournament are given to The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and The Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. The honorary presidency of the 11th edition of the International Cup, Kids Playing for Kids will be held by the mayor of Montréal, Mr. Denis Coderre.

There will be the traditional and official passing the torch ceremony, as in previous years, between Canada (2015 Host) and France (2016 host), there will also be many dignitaries as well as representatives of the Quebec Soccer Federation and other soccer associations and supporters who have made these events such a success.

ICKPK promotes the love for soccer and values the importance of friendship, respect, integrity, and community. Since 2006, ICKPK has donated over $313, 000 to the two Hospital Foundations.

Team Registrations: Mr. Blair Mallett blair@ickpk.org

General Information: Mr. Sam Gabbay sam@ickpk.org