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.