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KidsSport grant for B.C. kids

KidsSport grant for B.C. kids

A $400,000 province-wide grant to KidSport BC will help ensure all children in British Columbia have the opportunity to participate in sport.

Established in 1993, Kid- Sport BC is a non-profit organization that helps kids 18 and under to participate in sport. The program enables children and youth to participate in a sport of their choice through confidential financial assistance. KidSport BC was the first organization of its kind in the country and has grown from fewer than 20 community chapters to more than 40 throughout the province, including a very successful program on the Sunshine Coast.

Since 2006, the provincial government has invested more than $3 million in Kid- Sport BC. In 2013, more than 6,700 kids received KidSport BC assistance with an average funding grant of $300.

“The government of British Columbia has been a long-standing cornerstone partner of KidSport BC, and their support enables our 41 community chapters and our provincial office to ensure that no child is left on the sidelines,” said Pete Quevillon, KidSport BC director.

“In 2013, KidSport BC gave 6,700 B.C. kids the opportunity to participate in a season of organized sport. This tremendous partnership with the government of B.C. allows us to continue to not only meet the increasing demand for our assistance, but also to leverage those dollars within the corporate community.”

See more at: http://www. coastreporter.net/news/ local/funding-helps-put-bc- kids-back-in-the-game- 1.1379363#sthash.lvFrlb7R. dpuf Submitted

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