The HarbourCats Foundation
The Victoria HarbourCats are very pleased to announce the establishment of the HarbourCats Foundation.The maturation of the HarbourCats over their first five seasons has seen them develop into a leader on the field in the West Coast League, while also making Royal Athletic Park a gathering place for the community, and a can’t-miss summer tradition in Victoria. As such, the owners of the club feel that the HarbourCats can be, and should be, a leader in our community. That is where the vision for the HarbourCats foundation was born.
“It is our pleasure, on behalf of the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, to launch the HarbourCats Foundation” says founding president Richard Michaels. “The foundation will support baseball and softball efforts across the Greater Victoria area by helping make these two sports more affordable for all children.”
Whether it be assisting in the purchase of much-needed equipment, or registration fee support, the HarbourCats Foundation will strive to foster the growth and sustainability of baseball and softball so that all youth enjoy the opportunity to play these wonderful pastimes.
Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years we have invested more than $1.39 billion in heart and stroke research, making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent.
CFAX Santas Anonymous
CFAX Santas Anonymous Society is the charity of choice for the Oak Bay Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday, May 29. Contact us for fundraising tips and join our team of runners, relay teams and kids running to help local children year round.
Steve Nash Foundation
The Steve Nash Foundation is one of the official community partners of the Victoria HarbourCats. The Steve Nash Foundation assists underserved children in their health, personal development, education, and enjoyment of life.
KidSport Victoria is a non-profit organization that is part of a national and provincial network of community based volunteer groups whose goal is to ensure that kids in financial need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. We believe that sport and physical activity provides a life-long opportunity for self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and increased self-confidence for kids.
Children's Wish Foundation
The Children's Wish Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to be partnering with the Children's Wish Foundation in granting nearly 1,000 wishes annually.
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Island Health provides health care and support services to more than 767,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River. The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to be partnering with VIHA, who provide an immensely critical role in helping those in need in our community and beyond.