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Goal Initiatives Football Festival Returns to Montreal

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Goal Initiatives Foundation

The Goal Initiatives Foundation is back with its annual football festival in Montreal this weekend.

GOAL was founded by Paul Desbaillets to help promote mental health & wellness through football.

The organization believes that sports should be a safe space for all involved.

The event will take place at McGill Stadium on the campus of McGill University.

‘‘We are thrilled to be back at the McGill stadium this year showcasing how football has the ability to bring together Montreal’s diverse community like no other sport,” said Desbaillets.

GOAL will work hand in hand with other charities, including Heart Shaped Hands, Black Players for Change, and Soccer Quebec.

Heart Shaped Hands was founded by MLS star Kei Kamara and helps children in his native Sierra Leone pay for schooling.

Meanwhile, Black Players for Change was started by a coalition of MLS players, coaches and staff to fight racial injustices.

Soccer Quebec was created to promote, develop and govern the sport locally in Canada.

GOAL MTL will kick off at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 7 and will feature a Premier League viewing party, as well as plenty of on-pitch competition.

20 local hospitality and other businesses will be represented with teams at the event.

To learn more about the Goal Initiatives Foundation, please visit their website.

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