Community Involvement

Sports are a fantastic way to bring people together and develop a sense of community.

Sports help teach youth the value of teamwork, self-worth and integrity, and keeps them active and healthy. The Odlum Brown VanOpen supports youth programs to help them achieve their potential and overcome adversity. Every child deserves the opportunity to explore, learn, play and potentially develop a lifelong interest in sports, either competitively or recreationally.

The Odlum Brown VanOpen proudly supports Tennis BC’s outreach programs that work with youth to engage them in tennis while also increasing their social and emotional resiliency.

The Odlum Brown VanOpen also supports CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids), a volunteer-run charitable foundation that focuses on raising funds for community programs and services that support inner city children and youth in Vancouver. One in five children in Vancouver lives in poverty, and programs supported by CLICK feed hungry children, provide safe out-of-school care and access to sports, camps, leadership opportunities and arts and culture.

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Third Annual Odlum Brown VanOpen Community Day presented by The Fulmer Foundation

This special event was held Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at Hollyburn Country Club. The day sees youth from Tennis BC’s Girls in Action outreach program and CLICK : Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids participate in a day of tennis provided by Hollyburn Country Club tennis coaches, Tennis Canada high performance youth to inspire, along with former ATP professional, Tournament Director Rik de Voest.

“We are thrilled to work with Girls in Action and CLICK. Both of these programs support youth in our communities to help them overcome adversity and achieve their potential,” said de Voest. “It’s our belief that every child deserves the opportunity to explore, learn, play and potentially develop a lifelong interest in sports, either competitively or recreationally.”

Each participant enjoyed a barbecue lunch provided by Fresh St. Market , receive an event shirt donated by t-shirt printing company,  junior tennis racket from Head and a tennis balls from Babolat all packaged up in bag including a water bottle to stay hydrated from Ace Athletics.

A huge thank you to The Fulmer Foundation and our supporters HEADT-shirt Printing CompanyAce AthleticsFresh St. MarketRik de Voest and Alex Korch and all the coaches at Hollyburn Country Club.  The BC National Junior Training Program Head National Coach Oded Jacob who brought the high performance youth who inspired the kids attending Community Day.

Click here to see a recap and photos of the 2019 Odlum Brown VanOpen Community Day

2019 Community Day Video produced by Novus TV!

 

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Community Partner

The Odlum Brown VanOpen supports CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids), a volunteer-run charitable foundation that focuses on raising funds for community programs and services that support inner city children and youth in Vancouver. One in five children in Vancouver lives in poverty, and programs supported by CLICK feed hungry children, provide safe out-of-school care and access to sports, camps, leadership opportunities and arts and culture.

“The CLICK team believes every kids counts in Vancouver and deserves a shot at success. That’s why our 2019 goal is to raise $150,000 for the programs that need funding to ensure kids living in poverty are fed, safe and have access to opportunities other kids take for granted,” says CLICK director Brenda Penton.

Since 2004 CLICK has raised over $700,000 for more than 450 programs that make a massive, daily difference to thousands of children and youth living in poverty in Vancouver. Without support, many of these kids could fall through the cracks. With support, they can dream, set goals and succeed in life.

For more information about CLICK visit: www.clicktokids.ca