FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PEMBINA PIPELINE CORPORATION JOINS TEAM KIDSPORT!
Calgary, Alberta — 30 May 2019 — Pembina Pipeline Corporation (“Pembina”) has joined Team KidSport to help make it So ALL Kids Can Play. Announced today, Pembina and KidSport Alberta’s new $450,000 partnership will help more than 1,800 kids across Alberta get off the sidelines and into a season of sport over the next three years.
A key part of this partnership will be the inception of the Pembina Indigenous KidSport Fund, which will continue KidSport Alberta’s work with Indigenous communities across the province. The creation of a specific fund within KidSport means more kids in Indigenous communities will experience the lifelong benefits of organized sport. There will also be funds distributed to KidSport chapters in communities across Alberta, including:
KidSport Calgary & Area
KidSport Fort Saskatchewan
KidSport Grande Cache
KidSport Grande Prairie
KidSport Lac La Biche
KidSport Medicine Hat
KidSport Pincher Creek
KidSport Red Deer
KidSport Slave Lake
KidSport Wood Buffalo
Quote from Pembina
Allan Charlesworth is Pembina’s Vice President of Technical Services and a lifelong champion of the importance of sport. As he explains, “At Pembina, we invest in programs that help build healthier communities. Speaking from personal experience, I know that sports can play such an important role in kid’s life, impacting everything from physical and mental health to relationships and confidence. I’m proud that Pembina has stepped up to the plate with KidSport to help make that benefit a reality for even more youth across our province.”
Quote from KidSport
“The commitment made today by Pembina will change the lives of kids in communities across Alberta by giving them the opportunity to play sport. The life skills and healthy habits learned through sport will enhance their lives and teach them devices that they will use into their adult years,” said Greg Ingalls, KidSport Alberta Executive Director.
About KidSport Alberta
KidSport is a national non-profit organization that gets kids off the sidelines by removing the financial barriers that prevent youth from participating in organized sport. KidSport Alberta comprises 37 locally organized community chapters and the KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund, which provides support for families in communities that do not have a local chapter. In 2018 local KidSport chapters and the KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund assisted 13,864 kids from qualified families into sport by paying $3.25 million in sport registration fees.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns an integrated system of pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in western Canada. The Company also owns gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector. Pembina is committed to identifying additional opportunities to connect hydrocarbon production to new demand locations through the development of infrastructure that would extend Pembina's service offering even further along the hydrocarbon value chain. These new developments will contribute to ensuring that hydrocarbons produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the other basins where Pembina operates can reach the highest value markets throughout the world. For more information, visit www.pembina.com.
Executive Director, KidSport Alberta
Media Relations, Pembina Pipeline Corporation