Regis University Men's Soccer Head Coach Tony McCall has been selected by the Colorado Rapids as the local representative for the 2016 MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest.
The honor recognizes outstanding individuals who strive to improve the lives of those in their community through their leadership and promotion of goodwill.
As the Rapids representative, McCall will compete against Community MVP representatives from each MLS market in an online voting contest. McCall has already won a $1,000 donation to the Dare to Play program launched by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in 2011, his selected charity but has the opportunity to win another $10,000 donation if voted the winner.
Voting has already started and can be done via the MLS WORKS website, Voting will close Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. (MST). The 2016 MLS WORKS Community MVP Grand Prize winner will be announced during a halftime ceremony at the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.
Through McCall, the men's soccer team has worked closely with Dare to Play. Regis student-athletes have called the experience a blessing. McCall, meanwhile, has said that he hopes his team's work makes a difference in how society treats individuals with Down syndrome.
"Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness, and if we all pay it forward to just one person, we can do that," he has said.
Nate Shotts, CEO, Colorado Soccer, said, "It is an honor to know Tony both personally and professionally, and we support him in everything he is doing in the community. Congratulations to him, and to Regis University."