Kicking For Kids

11th Annual Soccerthon

Sunday August 29, 2021

Live & Outdoors


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 Shapiro’s expertise is in scaling up its impactful solutions thus promoting systemic change in the lives of people with disabilities in Israel and around the globe. Beit Issie Shapiro is proud to have Special Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has been named one of Israel’s most effective nonprofits with the Midot Seal of Effectiveness.


Please join us for our 11th Annual Soccerthon In Person & Outdoors in Thornhill on

Sunday August 29, 2021!

This is sure to be a huge celebration, having missed 2020 due to Covid.  Come and watch or sign up as a participant.  Adult Tournament, Kids Tournament and Zalmy Plotkin z”l IKZ – Inclusive Kids Zone are all back!


Join our live indoor Kick-off on Zoom on Sunday May 2, 2021!

How You Can Be Involved:

  • Attend our zoom Kick Off (link will be provided) where our featured speaker will be CEO of Beit Issie Shapiro Amir Lerner
  • Submit a video (as many as you like) and challenge your friends using #kickingforkids2021– anytime from the Kick Off to August 29th.  Community service hours provided!
  • Participate register to play on one of our adult teams, or register your kids (grades 1 – 8)
  • Play in the Zalmy Plotkin z”l IKZ Inclusive Kids Zone – activities for young children 
  • 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!

Kicking For Kids is Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro’s (a division of Beit Issie Shapiro in Israel) main annual fundraiser.  This Soccerthon is a marathon round-robin 6-a-side soccer tournament, supporting kids with disabilities.

Be inspired at our Opening Ceremony with motivational speaker and 3-time Paralympian gold medalist sledge hockey player, Paul Rosen!

Paul Rosen’s childhood dream mirrored the fantasy of virtually every young boy growing up in Canada: to play in the National Hockey League. As a 15-year-old, Paul was already dominating at the highest levels of AAA midget hockey – until 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, and he endured countless surgeries to repair his lifeless leg. After another 14 procedures Paul required leg amputation above the knee.

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


Paul Rosen
Beit Issie Shapiro Logo

Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel’s leading developer and provider of innovative therapies and state-of-the-art services for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities impacting on over half a million people annually.

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.

As a social start-up in the field of disabilities, Beit Issie Shapiro’s four decades of expertise is in scaling up its impactful solutions that are developed, researched and validated on-site – enabling the organization to promote systemic change in the quality of life of people with disabilities in Israel and internationally.

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)

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8171 Yonge St. Suite 157
Thornhill ON  L3T 2C6