Today KidSport launches its eighth annual Give the Gift of Sport fundraising campaign. 

We are calling on all Canadians to make a donation.  Once there, people can select their local KidSport chapter to ensure the money stays in their community. The goal this holiday season is to raise $250,000 nationally to help even more kids get off the sidelines and into the game. The campaign wraps up on Jan. 6/20. 

Over 30 per cent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. With the help of Canadians across the country, the campaign aims to get more kids off the sidelines, into the game, and experience the gift of sport.

“As the 20th year of KidSport Penticton winds down, the committee is looking to gain some ground in 2020,” says committee chair Dave Lieskovsky. “Although 2019 proved to be successful in providing support to kids for sport, the need continues to surpass the funds available.”

KidSport Penticton income level are relatively consistent, ranging around $30,000 to $40,000 annually. However, Lieskovsky sys the grant requests the past couple of years are higher.  

Every donation counts and will contribute to making a difference in a child’s life. An average donation of $250 can provide one child a full season of sport. This truly is the type of gift that will last well beyond the holidays.

Help us spread the word with your friends and neighbours on Twitter @KidSport and #GiftofSport, or on Facebook

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