Why are you sleeping out for homeless youth on November 15?
“I feel it is important to Sleep Out on November 15th , because of the common misconception that homelessness is an issue isolated to the individual. Homelessness, especially that of our youth, is an issue that effects our community as a whole, and for this reason I will be attending the Sleep Out alongside my son, in hopes of bringing awareness to this crucial and ongoing issue”.
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED WILL BE MATCHED by a group of very generous donors!
Excelling as a player, coach, general manager, director of soccer operations, and now president, Bob Lenarduzzi has been involved with Whitecaps FC for nearly four decades.
From 1974 to 1984, Lenarduzzi was the North American Soccer League's all-time leader with 312 games played. In 1979 he also became the only Canadian to win the North American Soccer League’s Player of the Year award.
Internationally, he represented Canada 47 times, helping them qualify for the 1984 L.A. Olympic Games and the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. For his efforts, Lenarduzzi was named among CONCACAF’s top 30 players of the past century. As a player and coach, he won four straight CSL championships and was twice named CSL Coach of the Year.
Lenarduzzi served as the general manager and director of soccer operations of Vancouver 86ers and Whitecaps FC from 1988 to 1993, and 1998 to 2007. In 2000, he received the USL First Division Executive of the Year award.
A father of two, Lenarduzzi has been inducted into the North American Soccer Hall of Fame, the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame, the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, and the United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame. In 2005, he received the Order of British Columbia — the highest form of recognition that the province can extend to its citizens — for his contribution to the sport of soccer.