Vancouver – September 13, 2018 – KidSport Week 2018 kicked off with a bang this past weekend as 3 significant events raised over $340,000, which will get over 1,000 kids off the sidelines and into a season of sport.

Thanks to the 9th annual Ritchie Bros. Corporate Kids Challenge, which raised $166,000; the Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge which generated $147,000 and the KidSport Tricities Used Equipment Sale, raising $27,000, KidSport Week is off to a rousing start.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such amazing corporate support from our friends at Ritchie Bros., who have raised in excess of $1.4 million dollars in the 9 years of the corporate challenge. Innovative Fitness surpassed our wildest expectations with their fundraising efforts at the Adventure Challenge and of course our amazing volunteers in the Tri-Cities continue to make the equipment sale a twice annual success story”, according to Pete Quevillon, Director, KidSport BC.

Involvement in sport is so important for kids,” said Lisa Beare, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, “it provides enormous social and mental health benefits, as well as physical benefits. Congratulations to KidSport BC for the great work they are doing to ensure that every child in our province has the chance to experience sport. Our government is very proud to support them.​” 

With a special proclamation from Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin officially declaring KidSport Week across the province, many other municipalities also issued their own official KidSport Week announcements.

Triple O’s is once again hosting a campaign for KidSport from September 10th to 28th and this year have created a signature Stadium Burger with $1 donated to KidSport for every burger sold. On September 28th, KidSport Day will be held at all Triple O’s with $1 from every combo meal donated to KidSport.

Visit www.KidSport.ca/BC to find out how you can help…#SoALLKidsCanPlay!

Media Inquiries:

Pete Quevillon – Director KidSport BC

604-333-3430

Pete.Quevillon@sportbc.com