Vancouver BC March 15th, 2019 -
For the fifth year in a row, BC Soccer is proud to provide a $10,000 contribution to KidSport with the aim supporting the great work they do to get more kids off the sidelines and into the beautiful game.
BC Soccer Executive Director Jason Elligott says given all the work KidSport does for young people in British Columbia, and specifically the work they do to support soccer in all areas of the province, making this kind of donation is an easy decision for BC Soccer:
“We really want to thank Kid Sport for all of their work, to get, and keep, kids playing sports. 2019 is KidSport’s 26th year helping kids and families play sports and we hope that BC Soccer’s donation will allow them to help even more families in the year ahead.”
Over the last five years, Kid Sport has consistently offered assistances to thousands of kids and families allowing them to participate in soccer, equating to annual spends of over $500,000. Kid Sport Director Pete Quevillon is grateful for the ongoing relationship with BC Soccer:
“We are honoured to once again receive this generous donation from our PSO partners at BC Soccer. We feel that this contribution sets the bar for other provincial sport organizations to be part of our continuing work to ensure sustainability of the support that KidSport provides to children facing financial challenges. The $10,000 donation from BC Soccer is something that we trumpet proudly to our KidSport colleagues across the country as a great example of the importance of sport working together. Thanks to the board and staff of BC Soccer for their continuing support.”
KidSport is the charitable arm of Sport BC and with 42 community chapters in BC, they assisted 7300 kids with $1.9 million in grants in 2017. KidSport celebrates 25 years of getting kids off the sidelines in 2018. KidSport was created in BC and is now operational in 11 provinces and territories and in over 180 community chapters nation wide. Through a simple application process, families who could not otherwise afford the costs of sport registration fees can receive support to get their child into the game.
About BC Soccer
BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.
BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.