Kicking For Kids

11th Annual Soccerthon

Sunday August 15, 2021

Live & Outdoors


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. Our mission is to create a more inclusive society across the globe by advancing the rights and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro (CFOBIS) supports the work of Beit Issie Shapiro, impacting the quality of lives of people with disabilities in Israel and around the world.

Join our Virtual Kick-off on Zoom

Sunday May 2 @ 12 – 1pm

Join us as we’re inspired by Gold Medal Paralympian Paul Rosen; be inspired by Beit Issie Shapiro’s CEO Ahmir Lerner and wrap up with a live soccer clinic by Canadian Pro, Skylar Thomas from Memphis FC and KickDeck.

Bring the whole family, the soccer clinic is suitable for children of all ages. Click Here to Join our Virtual Kick-off on Zoom

Our 11th Annual Soccerthon will take place at Dufferin District Soccer fields in Thornhill (Clark / Dufferin) on Sunday, Aug 15.

Sunday August 15, 2021

Kicking for Kids will follow York Region Public Health Covid guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.  Join us or sign up as a player in our Adult Tournament, Kids Tournament or Zalmy Plotkin z”l Inclusive Kids Zone! Early-Bird Registration opens on May 2nd.

How You Can Be Involved:


  • Attend our zoom Kick Off (Zoom link) with guest speaker Paralympian Paul Rosen and Beit Issie Shapiro’s CEO, Amir Lerner, plus a live Soccer Clinic with a Pro!
  • Participate register to play on one of our adult teams, or register your kids (grades 1–8). Covid-19 rules will be strictly adhered to.
  • Play in the Zalmy Plotkin z”l Inclusive Kids Zone – activities for young children (pending Covid-19 rules)
  • Donate – personal or as a corporate sponsor
  • Join in the family, fun day as you cheer on the teams and have fun in the sun!

Be inspired at our Opening Ceremony on August 15 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
Beit Issie Shapiro Logo

ABOUT BEIT ISSIE SHAPIRO: 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).

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.  

Beit Issie Shapiro has Special Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012.

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