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Travis Selje to be honored this evening at SFU by BC Soccer High Performance and Whitecaps FC Residency Players

Former BC Soccer High Performance, Whitecaps FC Residency, and Surrey United player Travis Selje will be honored at Simon Fraser University by BC Soccer High Performance and Whitecaps FC Residency players and coaching staff. Armbands will be worn by BC Soccer High Performance players, who were both his teammates and friends, during this evening's match which will take place at 4:30 pm at SFU.

Whitecaps FC will also be holding a minute of applause at BC Place during the MLS match against Sporting Kansas City this coming Saturday, May 20 in celebration of Travis’ life.

The 17-year-old, passed away on Friday, May 5 after his vehicle was struck in a tragic car crash on Wednesday, May 3. Most recently, Selje was team captain at Surrey United, part of the BC Soccer High Performance Program and was a part of the ‘Caps Residency program from 2012 to 2016.

The Celebration of Life for Travis has been planned for this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Cloverdale Baptist Church (18685 64 Ave Surrey, British Columbia). All are welcome to come and pay their respects.

BC Soccer recognizes that there are many people throughout British Columbia who dedicated their time and energy to help make this game what it is today. To help remember those those who have inspired others to continue to take part in the beautiful game, whether it be as a player, referee, volunteer, coach or administrator BC Soccer created an In Memoriam page here: https://www.bcsoccer.net/in-memoriam

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.