ANNOUNCING OUR KIDSPORT 25th ANNIVERSARY MAY AMBASSADOR

When we work hard, we learn. 

This May, KidSport would like to introduce ambassador Mike Soroka as part of our 25th Anniversary Campaign! Mike is a great example of how we can learn from our setbacks in sport and everyday life!

What is the KidSport 25th Anniversary Campaign? 

KidSport turns 25 this year! To celebrate, the KidSport 25th Anniversary Campaign was created. Expect to see new stories every month in 2020 from other KidSport ambassadors. These ambassadors will be sharing how their sport skills have become life skills. 

Help KidSport reach the 25th Anniversary goal of reaching $6 million so that kids can access and play sports today and tomorrow. Donate today at kidsport25.com!  

Mike Soroka: 

"Sport has given me so much more than the obvious benefits. It is without question that I'm currently living my dream and enjoying every bit of that. Regardless of whether or not I would be playing any sport professionally, I am sure that my life would have involved sport in some way or another. Throughout my entire life sport has given me friends - some friends I even consider family - and a sense of belonging. Competing with yourself, or alongside others, gives you a challenge and a feeling that you can't replicate through anything else."

"Sport has given me an escape from other issues in life. We all deal with our own issues, maybe at different times, but competition can be a sort of release for those issues. Sport can be a place where those outside issues don't matter for the time being and you can learn to separate the stress of life. Learning this early on has allowed me to be able to enjoy both parts of my life separately. The best of both, such as confidence, have transferred over but being able to keep their respective difficulties of both apart allowed me to love every minute of both."

"There is no worse feeling than making a mistake while only having given a partial effort because it leaves you with an excuse that you could have done more to prevent it. On the other side, making a mistake while giving 100% effort leaves you with only one option: to learn how to correct the mistake and move on. Naturally, progress ensues. This applies to so many avenues within sport and life. Being completely committed to something you love will allow you to prioritize what is needed for success."

To learn more about the KidSport 25th Anniversary Campaign Ambassadors or to make a financial contribution, visit kidsport25.com, and follow #KidSport25 on all social media platforms!