Today we launched our fifth annual Give the Gift of Sport fundraising campaign! From November 15 until January 9, 2017, KidSport is calling on all Canadians to help us ensure that more children are able to enjoy the significant benefits of sport participation by making a donation and spreading the word.The reality is that over 30 percent of our children and youth in this country cannot afford to play organized sport. By giving the Gift of Sport, Canadians across the country will be making sure that more kids get off the sidelines and into the game next season.
We believe every child deserves to experience the positive benefits of organized sport. According to our 2014 CIBC KidSport Report, 82% of Canadians know a child who cannot participate in organized sport due to financial barriers. KidSport wants to change these statistics by providing grants to the growing volume of applications received each year.
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!