Prince Albert Ball Hockey is the backdrop for a KidSport announcement. The charity recently accepted a cheque from the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation during a “time-out” on Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 pm.
“KidSport Prince Albert is thrilled to accept a donation of $12,500 from the Northern Lights Community Development Corporations,” says Dwight Bergstrom, the Chairperson of the Prince Albert KidSport Committee. “It will go a long way in helping children and youth take part in organized sports.”
KidSport has supported a local parent, Jamie Aimoe, and her five kids, Boyd (age 11), Tyler (age 11), Summer (age 10), Landon (age 9), and Hailey (age 5). Jamie Aimoe and her children will spoke about their experience with KidSport. All of the Aimoe children are active participants in the Prince Albert Ball Hockey League.
KidSport provides funding to children from financially challenged households to pay registration fees for sport activities. The goal of KidSport is to provide kids with the opportunity to achieve physical, social, intellectual, and moral development through participation in sports.
In Prince Albert in 2016, KidSport assisted 341 kids;196 males and 145 females. The top funded sport in the area were soccer at 25%, hockey at 19%, gymnastics at 11%, swimming at 5%, football at 5% and a mix of other sports made up 34% of recipients.
KidSport is a national charity with chapters in communities across Canada. To ensure no kids are left on the sideline, KidSport fundraises to meet the demand of local applicants. The local chapter is striving to live-up to the KidSport slogan, “So all kids can play.”
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