REGINA – It is the 12th year for the KidSport Give the Gift of Sport national fundraising campaign.
More than 30 per cent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. With the support of donors and partners across the country, KidSport’s annual campaign — running until Jan. 6, — aims to get more kids off the sidelines, into the game, and experience the gift of sport. In Saskatchewan, the campaign has a goal to raise enough funds to allow 500 more children in communities throughout the province the opportunity to participate in sport in the new year.
Saskatchewan supporters can donate to Give the Gift of Sport any time during the campaign at kidsportsask.ca. Thanks to the generosity of KidSport partner, Canada Life, all donations received during the campaign will be matched up to $15,000!
The power of sport is in how it shapes us in those special moments - in the memories cherished today and stories told tomorrow. It nurtures our growth and strengthens our communities.
“Sport has been the driving factor in shaping who I am, it has taught me all sorts of life skills and gave me the confidence to set goals and dream big when I was a kid," said Canadian racewalker and 2020 Olympic bronze medallist Evan Dunfee. "KidSport believes that every child should have that same opportunity and help remove the financial barriers to make that happen.”
Donors can help bring the power of sport Full Circle and Give the Gift of Sport at kidsportsask.ca where personal, corporate or tribute donations can be directed to any of KidSport Saskatchewan’s 41 local chapters.
Learn more about KidSport and join the holiday conversation on Facebook, Instagram @KidSportSK, X, LinkedIn, and website kidsportsask.ca.
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