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.
Presented by BMO, in collaboration with adidas, Allstate, Evangelista Sports, Husqvarna, Le Grec, Naturiste, Nutrilait, Oasis, Pepsi, Tim Hortons, Ubisoft and Videotron, the Soccer Celebration tour offers, for the past four years, an improved version of the club’s traditional public training sessions, a success since 2002. During the soccer celebrations, a group of 11 Montreal Impact players will participate in mini-games with young players from the local soccer club. The players will also meet supporters for an autograph session at the partners’ tents. At the Impact’s tent, it will be possible to purchase tickets for a game at Stade Saputo at an exclusive rate. Inflatable games, an Evangelista Sports mini-boutique and workshops courtesy of the Impact Soccer Schools will also be available. Entrance is free of charge for everyone starting at 6pm in order to take part in the numerous contests and activities presented by our partners. The Impact will be at Terrain Westwood Junior, in Saint-Lazare, on Tuesday, June 5, at 6pm (2876 chemin Saint-Louis), followed by stops at Parc Corbeil, in Terrebonne, on Thursday, June 14, at 6pm (795 rue John-F. Kennedy), at Parc Jean-Claude-Crevier, in Repentigny, on Thursday, June 28, at 6pm (232 rue Bertrand) and at Parc Marcel-Laurin, in Borough Saint-Laurent, on Thursday, September 6, at 6pm (2385 boulevard Thimens).
PROCURE – WALK OF COURAGE
The Montreal Impact took part in the 14th edition of the Procure Walk of Courage, which took place on June 21. Each year, this 5k walk unites hundreds of Quebecers on Father’s Day to support the fight against prostate cancer. As a professional sports club, we hope that our presence at this walk creates a considerable impact, while also playing a crucial role in generating awareness towards this illness. This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all members of the Montreal Impact family were invited to walk at home following a challenge given by Joey Saputo, the club owner: walk at least 1,000km collectively. All participants fulfilled the expectations, and even more, walking a total of 2,187km. The Carmie and Joey Saputo Foundation therefore donated $10,000 to Procure in the name of the Montreal Impact. All funds raised during this event are given to Procure, Quebec’s only charity entirely focused on the fight against prostate cancer through research, information and support programs for patients, including a 24/7 support phone line.
Special Olympics Unified Team
The Impact is committed to putting diversity, equality, and inclusion at every level of the sport to the forefront and continues to support programs that increase accessibility to soccer in order to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. In 2019, the Montreal Impact gave 12 of Special Olympics Quebec’s athletes a unique experience: the Montreal Impact unified team went to Toronto to take on Toronto FC’s unified team, all players signing a professional contract, travelling by plane and staying in the same hotel as the first team. They met numerous players and members of the technical staff before attending the first team’s game in the evening.
MLS WORKS DAY OF SERVICE
Please note that the 2020 MLS Works Day of Service has been postponed to 2021 due to the current situation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of the fourth edition of the league’s initiative to highlight Earth Day, the Montreal Impact came to the aid of two community organizations: the community garden of Ruelle de l’avenir organization, and Projet Harmonie, to help in cleaning and other chores, in order to kick spring off on the right foot.