Members of Peace Arch Rotary and Big Kahuna Sports helped outfit Holly Elementary with sports gear and computer equipment.

Members of Peace Arch Rotary and Big Kahuna Sports helped outfit Holly Elementary with sports gear and computer equipment.

Surrey students given gift of sport

Rotary club, Big Kahuna Sports team up to help to school

Hundreds of students at a North Surrey elementary school received a hearty boost over the holidays, courtesy of a South Surrey-based sporting-goods business and Peace Arch Rotary Club.

Volunteers from Big Kahuna Sports presented each of the 493 children at Holly Elementary with a soccer ball and an Adidas bag on Dec. 19.

Company CEO Gord Querin said they also presented a touch-screen computer kiosk valued at $10,000 and educational software for the school’s creative lab.

Peace Arch Rotary Club members – introduced to the school by Querin, who is a past-president – presented a $10,000 cheque to the school’s parent advisory council.

Club president Glyn Jenkins told Peace Arch News the school was chosen for the funds because it is “quite special, in a lot of ways.”

“We decided that of all the schools we could contribute to, this one was the one most in need,” Jenkins said.

A five-minute video of the presentation has been posted to www.bigkahuna.ca, and Querin encouraged those who like the video to share it. If it gets 50,000 views, Big Kahuna will donate a full set of uniforms to a deserving soccer team, he said.