Sports Are About More Than Playing
This statistic is often talked about - 1 in 3 kids can't afford to play organized sports. Why does it matter? What does that mean? Think of a hockey team, only having 12 players instead of 18. how does that limit your team and your ability to succeed.
The same can be true of sport, without sport you miss out on basic skills like: team work, self confidence, goal setting, leadership, the importance of practice to achieve success. These skills are not often taught without sport, without them kids become only a portion of their potential.
In the 2014/2015 season, Cenovus Energy partnered with KidSport and brought the Goals For Kids program to life, for the second time in 3 years. They donated $400/goal to help get more kids into the game. By the end of the season the Oilers had scored 198 goals, or $79,200. That is another 19.72 hockey teams or another 355 kids who will benefit from sport inclusion. None of this would be possible without sponsors like Cenovus and donors like you.
Check out our testimonials to see how we have used donors' dollars to impact the lives of kids across Alberta.