Sporting FC regretfully announces that one of its star players passed away on Monday, June 4th, 2012. Christopher McCurbin-Parkin, Captain of the U16 Rep Team, and son of Paula McCurbin, was doing what he loved to do most… play soccer. Unfortunately, Chris collapsed on the field during a game and was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he entered eternal rest…..At this point in time, it is unclear as to why this unforeseen tragedy occurred.
Sporting FC will keep its network of contacts informed of the pending funeral arrangements, so that everyone is given a chance to pay their respects to the McCurbin & Parkin families.
Christopher was such a pleasant boy, and everyone he touched feels very privileged to have known him. He will never be forgotten. We wish him everlasting peace. May his family find strength in this very trying time and know that they will be in all of our hearts forever!
Sporting FC was very proud to have had Christopher on the U16 team. He was such a great role model and possessed all the values and beliefs that Sporting FC strives for. In honour of Christopher McCurbin-Parkin, a scholarship award has been created on his behalf.
Sporting FC will also be having Grief Counsellors available for players and their families this Thursday June 7th and Friday June 8th at 7:00pm. Location: Sporting Clubhouse on 1650 Dupont Street.
As a tribute to Christopher, Sporting FC will also be marching in a parade held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00am. All active and non active Sporting FC players and their families, are welcomed to join. We will be meeting at Lansdowne and Bloor, on the south side of Bloor, between 9:45am – 10:30am. During the parade Chris’s teammates will be holding a banner (such as the one above) and as requested all players will be dressed in their green and white striped jersey along with wearing black arm bands in memory of their captain
Lastly, a donation account for Paula McCurbin has been created. Anyone that wishes to contribute a donation towards this fund could do so with the information provided below: Thank you in advance.
Account: 3983 452
Bank of Montreal (any BMO branch)
* Please note that all regularly scheduled games and practices for the week of June 4th have been cancelled. Club operations will resume on Sunday, June 10th, 2012.*
This story was cross posted from the Sporting FC website.
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