About KidSport Parkland
KidSport Parkland was initiated by the Town of Stony Plain in November 2001. With an invitation to community groups, social service agencies and the community in general, an organizational meeting was held. The response was overwhelming and the committee was formed and active by January 2002. Although the main administration is performed by the Town of Stony Plain Community Services Department, committee members include staff from Parkland County, the City of Spruce Grove, and several community volunteers representing all areas of our region. It is these volunteers that deserve the recognition for funding over 1390 children for a total of $237,000.00 to date. Our wish is that these children experience improvement to their quality of life due to KidSport funding.
More and more kids are becoming team players every day. They're given the opportunity to swing a bat, shoot a puck, or smash a ball for happier, healthier lives thanks to KidSport™ and its local sponsors and volunteers. KidSport™ welcomes all new applications and donations so you can be a part of our team.
We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
We do this by:
- Raising funds to provide sport opportunities for kids facing financial barriers.
- Promoting the KidSport mission to other community agencies with a view to creating strategic alliances to support sport participation and physical activity opportunities for kids.
- Advocating the importance of all kids having access to sport programs and advocate the value and benefit of kids playing sport in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness.
We believe that through participation in organized sport activities, kids learn the values of:
- Team play and friendship
- Commitment to goals
- Personal excellence
- Healthy competition
How much is the KidSport Parkland Grant and what does it cover?
A KidSport Parkland grant is up to $250 per child, per calendar year. It can be used for registration fees for activities that demonstrate a sustained sport experience led by a qualified coach. Travel to play-offs, championships, etc are not eligible.
Children/youth 18 years of age and younger from families with a demonstrated financial need are eligible. Family income guidelines are used to qualify for funding. Maximum family income (before taxes) to qualify is $45,000 for one child, with a ceiling of $60,000 depending on number of children or extenuating circumstances. Applicants must provide a current Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for all adults in living in the household to demonstrate their financial need.