In 2018, KidSport will be celebrating 25 years of getting kids off the sidelines and into the game. Created in 1993 by Sport BC as a program to support families challenged by the rising costs of sport registration fees, KidSport had modest success in its first year and generated roughly $50,000 and helped approximately 300 children.
Today, KidSport has 11 provincial and territorial chapters with over 180 community chapters across the country. KidSport has charitable status as a registered Canadian amateur athletic association and in BC, since its inception, KidSport has issued over $11 million in grants to 48,000 kids.
25th Anniversary Special Initiatives
On October 2, Olympic race walker Evan Dunfee kicked off a campaign to raise $25,000 in celebration of KidSport’s 25-year anniversary at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Evan will be walking 25 km per day for 25 days in an effort to raise much-needed funds and generate awareness.
As part of this ambitious project, Dunfee is also looking to host talks in 25 lower mainland schools where he will tell his story about the transformative power of sport, hold discussions and clinics and encourage schools to raise funds for their local KidSport chapter.
For more information visit www.dunfeewalks.com or follow Evan on social media @evandunfee.
Through an extensive social media campaign, we will be seeking young adults who received KidSport support in their childhood and who are willing to tell their stories about the value of that support and how their sport experiences have shaped their adult lives. With the help of former KidSport grant recipients, Olympian Richard Hortness and national team race walker Katelynn Ramage, we hope to gather testimonials to the importance of KidSport in our society. For more information click here.
Are you a KidSport Alumni? Please contact us or complete this form and tell us your story.
Thank you to all the supporters of the 23rd Annual KidSport Golf Tournament hosted by Morgan Creek. We are pleased to announce that we raised a record $50,000 that will allow 120 children the opportunity to experience a season of sport! For a full recap click here.
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