United DFC President's Update - During COVID

Dear United DFC Families:

I hope everyone is doing well and taking care of each other.  It's been a very different year for many but hope you were able to spend time with family and friends and enjoy what matters most. 

Financial Status through COVID-19

Thank you to all of our members who are continuing to participate in our soccer programming this summer and to the coaches that continued to volunteer your time and energy towards improving the player experience.  There are definitely some challenges manoeuvring through and with the COVID-19 restrictions, but we continue to do it together. 

As with many other organizations, COVID-19 had a major impact not only on programming and services offered but on financial resources.  United DFC was equally challenged in this regard.  However, with some federal and provincial funding programs available and your incredible patience and commitment to UDFC, we were able to successfully balance the revenues and expenses this summer. 

With your feedback to our summer surveys on programming and interest, we were in a much better position to determine registration rates based on a most-probable number of participants.  This was key to our combined success.  Your opinion does matter so please take the time to fill out our surveys when they are released, because we DO use those to make strategic decisions that affect you, OUR MEMBERS

 

Club Sponsorship Opportunities

Having stated the above, and understanding most organizations are in similar positions, we are still encouraging and welcoming additional Sponsors and Sponsorship for United DFC, for those individuals and organizations in a position to do so.  If you have ideas or are able to sponsor the club, please reach out and let us know. 

 

United DFC,

 

Stay safe and healthy and thank you for being a part of United DFC,

Rob Gillis, President United DFC

on behalf of the UDFC Board and Staff