FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2018

Megan Kruger    

KidSport Vancouver

604-836-1437

Krugermegan134@gmail.com

KidSport Vancouver Reaches $1M Raised

Vancouver charity surpasses $1 million total funds raised and disburses over 3600 grants since inception in 2009.

Vancouver, BC: Please join us in celebrating and thanking our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and donors for their continued support in helping us reach this exciting milestone! We have raised more than $1 million of funding and have helped cover the costs of sports registration fees for over 3,600 local children since 2009!

KidSport Vancouver is a non-profit organization that believes no child should be left on the sideline and every child should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sports. Our purpose is to provide support to local families in need by removing financial barriers that prevent them from registering their children in sports. We provide grants up to $500 per child per year to cover costs of registration in both team and individual sports.

2017 was a record breaking year with most funds raised, but most importantly, most funds disbursed. $145k in grants was distributed to 419 kids! A big shout out to the 10th Annual Swimathon this year which rose over $26k and a huge thank you to everyone involved with our annual legacy events:

  • KidSport Vancouver Swimathon (held annually at the Kitsilano Pool)

  • KidSport & CIBC's "Dodge for Kids" Charity Event

  • Give the Gift of Sport Holiday Gala

  • The Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge (NEW!)

We can't do it without all of YOU! Thank-you for your continued support-whether it be volunteering, donations, sponsorships, spreading the word about KidSport, or anything that has helped remove the financial barriers of sport So All Kids Can Play. Like us, follow us, or give us a shout to get involved!

About: Since 2009, KidSport Vancouver operates as a non-for-profit charitable community chapter of the national and provincial KIDSPORT program. Please visit our website at www.kidsportvancouver.ca to find out if you are eligible and to apply for assistance. Want to get involved? kidsportvancouver@gmail.com

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