Deal gives more than 800 children a chance to play

Ensuring B.C. children have opportunities to be active is the goal of a new partnership between KidSport and Westminster Savings.

Ensuring B.C. children have opportunities to be active is the goal of a new partnership between KidSport and Westminster Savings.

The joint effort was announced at the 16th Annual KidSport Golf Tournament, held June 20 at Morgan Creek Golf Course. Through it, funding to get kids in the game will be directed to KidSport chapters in Westminster Savings’ communities, which include South Surrey.

KidSport is a community-based sports funding program that provides grants for financially disadvantaged children aged six to 18 years to participate in amateur sport.

Funding through the new three-year partnership will enable more than 800 children to play a season of sport.

“Westminster Savings is our new official community partner and their support of kids in their communities is a tremendous boost to KidSport,” said Pete Quevillon, director of KidSport BC.

Since its inception in 1993, KidSport has enabled 250,000 children to play sports. The organization currently has chapters in more than 175 Canadian communities, including 39 in B.C.

 

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