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Pinnacles soccer club receives $1,000 donation

Summerland store designated team to receive donation from Mondelēz Canada and Christie Biscuits

As part of the Christie Good Cookies Doing Great Things program, Pinnacles FC of Penticton will receive a $1,000 donation.

The funding will be used for programming and activities.

In partnership with the Christie Cookies and Crackers brand, Nesters Market Summerland designated Pinnacles FC as one of 50 youth soccer clubs across Canada to receive the $1,000 donation this month.

The soccer club has around 1,400 members and serves youth throughout the South Okanagan.

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“Soccer is a place where everyone can come together to celebrate their passion for a sport, while providing youth with life lessons on and off the field, including inclusivity and teamwork,” said Emilie Huard, shopper marketing manager with Mondelēz Canada, the home of Christie Cookies.

“At Mondelēz Canada we are focused on empowering people to snack the right way. This includes the right way for people and the planet which is why we are investing in communities across Canada.”

The Good Cookies Doing Great Things initiative is in place to support local youth soccer communities, and in 2019 more than 50 soccer organizations will receive recognition and financial awards totalling $218,000 from Mondelēz Canada.

Since 2015, the company has been a proud partner of Canada Soccer, supporting Canada’s national teams as well as community soccer.

Over the last five years the company has donated more than $500,000 to 200 youth soccer clubs nationally.

Pinnacles FC was formed in 1954 as the Adult Penticton Soccer Club PSC. In the early 1960s, the club started youth soccer and now has more than 1,400 members in the South Okanagan.

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