Kicking For Kids

11th Annual Soccerthon

Sunday August 15, 2021

Dufferin District Soccer Fields

Outdoors in Thornhill


Kicking for Kids is Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro’s annual flagship event. A Soccerthon is a marathon, round-robin, 6-a-side soccer tournament supporting children with disabilities at Beit Issie Shapiro.

Beit Issie Shapiro is  Israel’s pioneering leader and innovator in the field of disabilities providing services and sharing models that improve the lives of people with disabilities globally; impacting 500,000+ people annually. 

Share A Dream

Early Bird Player Registration is Open

Dufferin District Soccer fields (Dufferin/Clark)

Sunday August 15 outdoors in Thornhill

Join us or sign up as a player in our Adult Tournament, Kids Tournament or Zalmy Plotkin z”l Inclusive Kids Zone! 


The Soccerthon will be run under strict COVID-19 guidelines issued by Ontario and York Region Public Health. Based on these guidelines, the event may be modified to stay within Covid-19 parameters, keeping the event fun, engaging and most importantly, safe for participants, volunteers and spectators. Stay tuned for the latest updates that will be posted closer to the date of the event.

How You Can Be Involved:


  • Participate register to play on Aug 15 – adult teams, or  kids teams (grades 1–8). Covid-19 restrictions will determine round-robin schedule.
  • Play in the Zalmy Plotkin z”l Inclusive Kids Zone – activities for young children (pending Covid-19 rules)
  • Donate – personal donation; support a player or a team; or become a corporate sponsor.
  • Join in the family, fun day as you cheer on the teams and have fun in the sun!

Be inspired at the Opening Ceremony on August 15th with motivational speaker and 3-time Paralympian gold medalist sledge hockey player, Paul Rosen!

Like every Canadian, Paul Rosen’s childhood dream was to play hockey in the NHL. As a 15-year-old, while playing AAA midget hockey, his dream became a nightmare when his skate caught a rut causing his leg to jam, breaking his leg in 14 places. Paul’s leg was shattered. Many surgeries later, Paul’s leg was amputated above the knee.

From then on, Paul’s perspective, mindset, and purpose changed forever.


Paul Rosen

What is Beit Issie


Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel’s leading non-profit organization with a mission to build a more inclusive society across the globe by advancing the rights,  equal opportunities and services for people with disabilities; impacting 500,000+ people annually.

Beit Issie is proud to have Special Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012.

Beit Issie Shapiro’s mission is to create a more inclusive society across the globe by advancing the rights and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

Beit Issie Shapiro promotes social change though a three-pronged approach: development and provision of cutting edge services, changing attitudes in society and advocating for better legislation, and sharing knowledge throughout Israel, as well as internationally, through research, consultation and training.

Beit Issie Shapiro’s vision is that every person with a disability is entitled to full equal rights, and to be included and active in community life. We work with all sectors in Israel – Jewish, Arab and others.
Our Mission is to pioneer Israeli innovation to improve the quality of life and ensure the full rights of people with disabilities. 

President Rivlin meets one-year-old Eitan and therapist Ongi Kaplan-Gal in Issie Senses multisensory therapeutic environment. Photo Credit: Koby Gideon (GPO)

Contact Us

Email Sandy Kahn


8171 Yonge St. Suite 157
Thornhill ON  L3T 2C6