Vaughan Soccer Club is proud to announce it will be hosting the inaugural Jody Forno Footgolf Tournament on August 29, 2021 at Kettle Creek Golf Club in King, Ontario. All proceeds raised will go towards the Vaughan Soccer Clubs’ Grassroots programs and the Jody Forno Foundation which helps families and players from underprivileged backgrounds to fund their soccer experience at the grassroots level with Vaughan Soccer Club.
Jody was one of the most beloved members of not only Vaughan Soccer Club but the community as a whole. Having been with the club since 2008, most recently since 2016 as the Long Term Player Development Director, Jody brought enthusiasm, passion and a big smile to the soccer field and the community each day. He selflessly gave his incredible energy, passion, sacrifice, kindness and passion to so many. So many loved him because he defined what giving love was. The former York University Lion left us suddenly in December 2020 but his legacy lives on through his son, family, former players and the community of Vaughan.
About Vaughan Soccer Club
VSC is a community based club located 25 minutes north of Toronto, Canada with approximately 5000 Members. We are home to a variety of programs from recreational to semi-professional on both the male and female side. We have been and continue to be one of the top annual feeder clubs to Toronto FC and most recently in 2018 had 4 of our players drafted in the first round of the MLS draft; 3 of which in the top 10. Some of our proudest graduates include Canadian Senior Men’s Internationals Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota), Kamal Miller (Orlando City), Ryan Raposo (Vancouver Whitecaps), and Alistair Johnston (Nashville). Currently, we have over 20 players playing professionally in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), MLS and overseas.
Jody’s energy and enthusiasm for youth soccer and coaching, leading and developing young soccer players was at the forefront of how he lived his life. To honour his memory and to raise funds for his foundation we are hosting the inaugural Jody Forno Footgolf Tournament at Kettle Creek Golf Course in King, ON. Not sure what FootGolf is? Take a look here to read all about the latest trend and the crossover between Golf and Football (soccer).
Players will Tee Off (Kick Off) in foursomes every ten minutes at the first hole for a fun filled day. There will be prizes, 1 foursome will be crowned tournament champions, refreshments and food as well as the opportunity to commemorate Jody and the wonderful memories we have of him.
Cost and Registration
Players can register individually for $125 and will be assigned to a foursome with other individual players or you can register an entire foursome for $500 and play as a team. A typical round takes 2.5 – 3 hours to complete (Click here to register). Not interested in playing or can’t attend and still want to contribute to the foundation? No donation is too small and are welcome below.