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 an event for the whole family, consisting of marathon, round-robin, 5-a-side soccer games for adults and kids, 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

Thank you for making a difference and helping us raise $43,500 for children of ALL abilities at Beit Issie Shapiro!

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday June 12, 2022 at Dufferin District Soccer field in Thornhill

 How you Can Be Involved:


Be inspired on August 15 at 2pm 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 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’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’s vision is that every person with a disability is entitled to full equal rights, and to be included and active in community life. Beit Issie work with all sectors in Israel – Jewish, Arab and others. 

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