Panthers Cup Field Hockey Tournament
Panthers Cup Youth Field Hockey Tournament is a Sporting event involving youth field hockey teams from across Lower Mainland, is held at Tamanawis Field Hockey Grounds Surrey BC every year since 2010. Fun, Sport and Cultural events fully occupied the participants, officials and spectators. We are also inviting overseas teams from across Canada and USA for our 2015 tournament.
Panthers Field Hockey Club is a Non Profit Organization run by Volunteer staff and coaches. Our mission is to promote and facilitate the opportunities for youth to nurture them into good citizens and promote youth interest towards sports and volunteer activities.
Through a willing support of a large number of Sponsors, Volunteers from the community and very good participation from the teams themselves, very highly successful sporting events have been organized from the last three years. But much more than a sporting event was achieved, youth from all over lower mainland were involved together, Local young people were involved at every stage of the tournament and benefited from unique experiences and new opportunities. A lot of local business became part of the event and supported the organizers financially to make this event a huge success.
The local News media promote the event to a much wider audience throughout the lower mainland. A base has been established from which to continue the development of youth sports to encourage and facilitate the involvement of as many young athletes as possible.
The objectives of Panthers Cup Field Hockey Tournament are:
• To Involve Youth from across Vancouver Lower Mainland in a unique sporting and cultural experience.
• To help keep youth off the roads by indulging them in sports and volunteer activities.
• To promote a healthy lifestyle amongst our youth
• To involve a wider local community in a joint youth project
• To Build on the success of the Panthers Cup Field Hockey Tournament since 2010
• To extend Panthers Field Hockey Club’s activities for promotion of youth interests and activities through sports To promote and facilitate opportunities for youth to nurture them into good citizens and promote youth interest towards volunteer activities.
People who gave their time freely were our most valuable resource. Some 40 Panthers Field Hockey Club members and many families volunteer time and effort to make this tournament successful.
A local food bank food drive is also held at the tournament to help the local community; this promotes a culture of giving and sharing amongst the youth.
We are also are trying to bring in some underprivileged youth to participate in the sports free of cost. Local businesses have supported the tournament in varying ways by sponsoring the tournament in various capacities,