Black Press throughout BC, known locally as The Morning Star, has issued a challenge for Jersey Day, Friday, September 28 by throwing the gauntlet down to everyone to "Wear A Jersey" for a toonie donation to KidSport.
Donations will be collected at the Morning Star office, the City Hall, The Wesbild Centre and the Rec Centre from your work place.
Collection pick-up can be arranged by contacting me via email and I will gladly visit your place of work to pick up your bucket of toonies.
All of you know how much you enjoy your sports - pass that good feeling on to kids whose families are unable to get them involved in grass root programs due to economic circumstances.
Greater Vernon KidSport - So All Kids Can Play!!
KidSport is the charitable arm of Sport BC and has been
distributing money to underprivileged children that could not afford to
participate in sports, since 1993. KidSport communities have been created
around the province to allow the funds to be administered locally, with
all monies raised staying right in the community. In 2001 the Greater Vernon
KidSport Fund was established, and started raising funds and distributing
money for children in need in the Greater Vernon area.
Greater Vernon KidSport identifies needs in the community,
raises funds, and supports programs that create new opportunities for
young people to participate in sport. The focus of Greater Vernon KidSport
is on the economic, social and educational needs of the community. We
believe that young people can learn more than athletic skills from sport.
Sport provides a lifelong opportunity for self-expression and self-discovery.
Sport’s challenges can teach children the value of leadership, desire,
planning, practice, hard work, honesty, sacrifice, dedication, positive
thinking and self-confidence. KidSport helps provide children between
the ages of six and eighteen, access to sport opportunities and experiences
in both team and individual sports.
Social and economic obstacles can prevent some young people
from participating in organized sport. Our KidSport Program has been created
to help overcome these obstacles. We believe that the primary goal of
all children’s sport programming is for each child to have fun and
to want to play again next season. Children should feel there will always
be a place for sport in their lives and that sport will always have a
place for them.
News & Upcoming Events:
Greater Vernon Recreation Services Unveils New Bus
Greater Vernon Recreation Services today unveiled its new Chevrolet StarCraft 2012 bus, which will be used to transport children, seniors and adults to and from programs.
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June 6, 2011 KidSport Update Media Release - 300Kb PDF
So All Kids Can Play Bar-B-Que in front of Service BC (BC Access Centre, 3201 30th St) on Friday, June 30 from 11am-2pm. Hot Dogs & Water will be available – pay your taxes and help a kid!! All proceeds will be donated to Greater Vernon KidSport.
2012 KidSport Fun Run
Information and Registration
|Greater Vernon KidsSport Fast Facts:
- In 2009 Greater Vernon KidSport™ supported 222 kids and issued $25,946.63 in Funding.
- Greater Vernon KidSport™ has supported 933 kids between 2001 and 2009 and Issued over $110,000 in Funding
- There are 27 Community KidSport™ Chapters in BC and 175 Chapters across Canada
- There are 62 sports in BC that qualify for KidSport™ grants
- In 2007, KidSport™ chapters raised more than $5 million, providing a season of sport to more than 45,000 Canadian children in 65 different sports
- An estimated 18% of Canadian children are living below the poverty line
|KidSport BC on YouTube
Check out the KidSport BC videos on YouTube