Surrey, BC – The Canada Cup is expressing its heartfelt thanks to the many donors
whose generous support means they have met a fundraising goal that will allow the
Ukrainian Women’s Junior National Softball team to compete in the 2023 Canada Cup in Surrey, British Columbia.
The City of Surrey, more than 500 individual donations and an amazing show of support from the BC business community have combined to reach the fundraising target of $60,000 in just over a week!
The Board of Directors of the Canada Cup would like to especially recognize the
generous donations made by Jerry and Jackie Dugger, Dave and Pam Karmazin, Paul Lepage, Yvonne Yakimovich, Ken Eckert, CR, Mary-Anne Walz, Keith McMitchell, Chris Kitt, Orest Kruhlak, Darrel Ganzert, Marilyn Weston, Michael Soldan, Nettie Bublitz, Russell Cmolik, Keith and Pat Evans, Travis at Pioneer Health, White Rock Renegades, Uniglobe, Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko, 360 Collision Services Abbotsford, and Crown Contracting.
“We can’t thank the community enough for embracing Team Ukraine with open arms
and helping bring them to our tournament. We have been blown away by the generosity
of people from across the country,” says event chair Greg Timm. “These young women
have faced tremendous strain during the ongoing war and your financial support allows
them to come to Surrey and play the sport they love on an international stage.”
The tournament is now focused on delivering an amazing experience for the Ukrainian
players and its entire delegation and donations are still being accepted to ensure they
will be able to return next year.
The players will be arriving in Surrey on Friday, July 7 th and the public will get a chance to embrace these incredible athletes when the Canada Cup hosts Team Ukraine Night on Tuesday, July 11 th at 5PM. Details will be released in the coming weeks.
Team Ukraine Schedule:
Monday, July 10 th – Ukraine vs Delta Heat 04 – 8:30PM – Softball City (Diamond 2)
Tuesday, July 11 th – Ukraine vs Fraser Valley Fusion 05 – 10:30AM – Softball City
Tuesday, July 11 th – Ukraine vs Aloha Breeze 18U – 3:30PM – Softball City (Diamond 1)
Wednesday, July 12 th – Ukraine vs GA Power Gold 04 – 2:00PM – Softball City
Thursday, July 13 th – Ukraine vs Prairie Renegades U19 – 10:30AM – Softball City
Thursday, July 13 th – Ukraine vs Snohomish Shock 18U – 3:30PM – Softball City
The Canada Cup will run from July 7 th -16 th at Softball City, Surrey. The 2023 event will be the largest in the tournament and Canadian history with more than 1500 elite athletes already confirmed to compete, including the Canadian National team.
Canada Cup tickets are now on sale: https://canadacup.com/tickets-2023/
For more information about the tournament visit: www.CanadaCup.com
About The Canada Cup International Softball Championship:
The Canada Cup International Softball Championship is operated by the Canadian
Amateur Sport Society, a registered not-for-profit society dedicated to advocating and
encouraging the development of the sport of softball by staging a first class, family
oriented elite international fastpitch event. The event is devoted to providing young, high caliber, female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential and ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, provide a source of inspiration and mentorship to the youth of the sport, and provide an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Canada Cup spectator.