The Toronto Azzurri is proud to be a partner with the forKICKS Athletics and Education Organization“.
Why forKICKS? The laws of physics state that the earlier you influence a ball traveling along a certain path, the greater amount of impact your influence will have on the balls ultimate destination. The laws of human nature say much the same thing about children.
Armed with enough positive influences early on in life, children of all backgrounds can show remarkable resiliency in the face of later obstacles. That’s what the forKICKS program is all about.
Participation in sports has proven to be crucial not only to a child’s physical fitness, but to establishing a sense of self-esteem and well being. If we continue to invest the time and effort, we increase the odds for our children to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.
While large scale special events like the forKICKS Clinics are essential to the forKICKS program, the need they fill represents only the tip of the iceberg. Kids everywhere need active involvement on an ongoing basis at a local level, be it a school, practice or a clinic.
What can you do to help?
You don’t need to be an expert, you don’t even need to be an athlete. You just need to care, and do something, anything to make a difference. Do it for a kid in your neighborhood. Dot it for yourself. Do it forKICKS.
Kids are entitled to an active life, sport and the pursuit of fun!
The forKICKS Pledge
We will make this happen for kids:
- Right to Participate
- Right to have Fun
- Right to Safety
- Right to Freedom of Choice
- Right to have a Voice
- Right to have Equal Access for Boys and Girls
- Right to Easy Access and Proper Facilities
- Right to have Quality / Qualified Coaches
- Right to have Quality Programs
- Right to have Parental / Community Involvement
Founder, Chief of Operations: Stephen Hicks
Sergeant Stephen Hicks, the son of a retired Toronto Police officer founded For Kicks in 1999. Highly decorated as a Police Officer, Stephen is also an accomplished athlete in multiple sports – both as a competitor and in coaching. Having worked in the fields of lifeguarding, parks and recreation and hotel management. An accomplished lecturer, Stephen commits countless hours of volunteer work in both Toronto and Durham regions. Stephen Hicks also founded Kicks Fund, and vibrant non profit organization that raises funds for Sick Children’s Hospital.
If you would like further information, or have any questions please contact:
Sergeant Steve Hicks #4700
31 Division Community Response