September 13, 2015 at BMO Field
In July 2014, during an under 15 boys soccer match at a local Toronto soccer field, referee and association Vice President Matthew Bagazzoli was refereeing when one of the players (14 years old) collapsed during the game and tragically lost his life on the field due to heart failure. If there was an AED machine at the field, we may have been able to save his life. It was because of this incident that the TSRA decided to team up with Toronto FC and Rescue 7 to raise funds for AED Heart Defibrillators at soccer fields in the GTA.
Organized by your Toronto Soccer Referees’ Association (TSRA), in close partnership and cooperation with MLSE’s TFC and Rescue 7, we’re proud to announce this special event. Come join us on Sunday, September 13 at BMO Field to watch TFC take on New England Revolution and be part the first TFC Referee Appreciation Game Day event to honour all the soccer referees in Toronto, across the GTA and beyond. And just by participating, you’ll be contributing to this year’s TSRA fundraising campaign to buy and place a life-saving defibrillator at a local Toronto soccer field.
Please see our EVENTS page for details.