The importance of sport was instilled in Brenda Croft by her family at a young age, and now, through her work with the Weyburn chapter of KidSport, she is helping kids in her community learn that importance, too.

As a teacher specializing in physical education and outdoor education, as well as someone actively involved in youth sports, Brenda was approached to volunteer with the newly formed Weyburn chapter in 1996. She is still a part of the organization 22 years later, working hard as the chapter’s Chairperson to ensure that all kids can play!

Having spent much of her own life either participating in or coaching sport, Brenda knows that sport is a “critical piece of the puzzle to shaping the life of a youth.” She has seen for herself how involvement and participation in sport can help kids to increase self-esteem, grow healthy social skills, improve academic performance and learn self-discipline and respect for others.

Knowing how important sport is to the youth in the community drives Brenda and her KidSport committee of volunteers to brainstorm new ideas for fundraising year round. The Goals for KidSport fundraiser presented by SaskEnergy will be back in Weyburn this upcoming SJHL season—where, in addition to a raffle and chuck-a-puck competition, every goal scored by the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Weyburn Red Wings will result in a $40 donation to the Weyburn chapter. Donations will also be collected during two nutrition breaks at the Weyburn Concert Series.

Knowing that 100% of fundraising proceeds is allocated to kids is just one of the reasons that Brenda continues to volunteer with KidSport and why she encourages others to do so as well, stating: