Free Footie

Words: Barry Strader
Photos: Aminah Syed

Now in its sixth year, Free Footie is a program designed to make soccer available to the highest needs children in Edmonton. Founded and coordinated by local news reporter and footie aficionado Tim Adams—Free Footie provides everything a child needs to play the game: shin pads, socks, shorts, jerseys, even a bus ride to the game if it’s outside of walking distance. All at no charge thanks in part to a major sponsorship from ATB Financial. This season, ATB made sure each of the over 1,200 participants in the Free Footie program had their very own soccer ball.

For more on Free Footie, watch the video below.


June 18th, 2015

ATB helps put Edmonton's highest need kids on the pitch.

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