The Impact in the community
Since 1993, the Impact is actively involved in the community and has developed partnerships with various organizations over the years. The team supports and encourages causes that revolve primarily around the wellbeing and development of children.
ALL THE WAY WITH THE IMPACT
Loyal to its commitment to education and youth, the Montreal Impact renewed in 2013 its partnership with some of the greater Montreal school commissions for a 8th consecutive year, through the intervention stay in school program called “All The Way with the Impact.” Commission scolaire des Affluents (CSA), Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), Commission scolaire Pointe-de-l’Ile, Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin and Fédération des établissements d’enseignements privés (FEEP) were the francophone school boards participating in this project. In the Anglophone sector, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (WLSB), the Lester B. Pearson School Board, the Riverside School Board and the Quebec Association of Independent Schools all took apart in the 2012 program. Two students from each school board also received the Tony Licursi Bursary, awarded to children who have excelled in school and in sports.
WALK OF COURAGE - PROCURE
Since 2007, the Montreal Impact supports Procure, a non-profit organization committed to encouraging education, treatment and research for prostate cancer. Together with the Canadiens and the Alouettes, the Montreal Impact takes part in the Walk of Courage, a major popular gathering held on Father’s Day every year. On this occasion, Impact president Joey Saputo, its players and employees, as well as team mascot Tac-Tik, join thousands of walkers with the aim of raising funds for the prevention and treatment of a cancer that affects one out of seven men.
WEAR PINK FOR THE CAUSE
As part of a campaign to fight breast cancer, organized across the league through MLS W.O.R.K.S., the Montreal Impact collected approximately $10,000 on October 27 for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. During the warm-up, Impact players wore a t-shirt with the MLS W.O.R.K.S. colours to support the cause. During the match, players also wore a special badge and used pink laces, while the goalkeepers used pink uniforms. In addition, the game was played with a pink ball. Pink mittens were also sold for supporters at two locations inside the stadium.