- Michael Merry
Woburn Park Community Pop-Up
If you’re looking for a feel-good story that embodies community, connection, sport and the hard work of some incredible young community leaders then you have come to the right place!
Back in July, you may remember that Second Kicks connected with local York University student, Ayeda, to support an innovative community sport project that she was planning as part of her Capstone Project. Fast forward a few months, we are so excited to share with you the images, stories and impact of Woburn Park Community Pop-Up events that took place throughout August and culminated in a large community event on August 29th.
Starting in early August, the month of community activities kicked off Soccer Pop-up days for youth in the Woburn community and facilitated by local volunteer facilitators. The pop-up days (pictured below) included obstacle courses, target shooting and lots of other soccer drills and activities!
On a beautiful sunny Scarborough day in late August, the Community Pop-ups culminated in style with a fun-filled celebratory day like no other. Designed to promote the enjoyment of public spaces, support healthy active living and improve mental health throughout the pandemic, this 3-hour main event was enjoyed by hundreds of youth and families and included soccer and sports activities, cool refreshments, a raffle and giveaways of many exciting items! These items included: backpacks, books, school supplies, feminine hygiene products and loads of other toys and games! Second Kicks is very proud to have supported the initiative with a donation of soccer gear that included: 30 soccer balls, 1 pop up soccer net, 75 pylons, 20 pinnies, 10 corner flags & 4 rebound posts.
Congratulations to the 13 Resident Leaders, 8 York University Students and all who attended for such a successful and inspiring day of community togetherness!
If you are inspired by Ayeda’s story and the Woburn Community Pop-ups, please reach out to Second Kicks at any time to see how we might be able to support a soccer related event or program in your community!