Play it Forward

Soccer in Kenya

Our Philosophy

Soccer brings people from all four corners of the globe together which is most powerful tool in our world.   Regardless of ethnic background, religion, where you live, one ball has the power to bring people together to create change and enable children and youth to be leaders in their community, region and country.

To improve the quality of life of children, youth, and young adults through soccer. By creating an avenue to participate in the skills and games of soccer that directly impacts their quality of life.   Using the theory of play and training, children, youth and young adults are given the opportunity to improve their physical and emotional well-being, interpersonal relationship skills, personal development, and chance to create their own self-determination for future careers and decisions through interactive and character building programs.

Partnering with Organizations and NGO around the world for over 5 years. 

In 2012, Chance to Play started with its first destination:

  • Tanzania

In 2013, Chance to Play continued to support communities:

  • The Philippines
  • Nicaragua
  • Dominican Republic

In 2014, Chance to Play has organized several destinations including:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Vancouver- British Columbia -Canada
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua (2 communities)
  • The Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Ghana (2 communities)
  • Syrian Refugee Camp
  • Tanzania
  • Sanikiluaq- Nunavut-Canada

In 2015, Chance to Play has organized several destinations including:

  • Ghana-iLead Foundation
  • Ghana- Schoerke Foundation
  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic-Servants Heart
  • Barcelona, Columbia -Bridges of Hope
  • South Africa – Soccer Program
  • Kenya – Phoenix Soccer Program
  • Honduras – Soccer Program
  • Magnetawan, Ontario – Day Star
  • Iqaluit, Nunavut – Community soccer league (Inuit Outreach Project)
  • Arsuha, Tanzania – One Mountain at A Time
  • Arsuha, Tanzania – Nelito Orphange School
  • North Tanzania – Zara Charity
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Lola’s Children’s Home Orphanage

In 2016, Chance to Play has assisted:

  • India
  • Uganda – 2 Communities
  • Ghana
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa – 2 communities
  • Zambia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti – 3 communities
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • The Philippines
  • Peru
  • El Salvador
  • Zimbabwe
  • Barbados 

In 2017, Chance to Play has assisted:

  • Cuba
  • Peru
  • Sierra Leone

Are you apart of an organization that travels overseas and/or across Canada  and would like to provide soccer gear to children and youth in impoverished communities?

Please contact us at gmckelvie@chancetolplay.ca