The Calgary Flames Foundation has stepped up with a very significant contribution to KidSport chapters in Southern Alberta as part of their COVID-19 Community Support Program. The Foundation donated $100,000 to KidSport on August 19th, 2020, as part of a $1 million dollars being contributed to various charities in Southern Alberta, focusing on Grassroots Sport, Food Mobilization, Vulnerable Populations, and Family Support Services. KidSport is honored to be part of this list of amazing organizations who are doing essential work in keeping our communities strong, and we cannot thank the Flames Foundation enough for their investment in the futures of kids in our communities.
This contribution is a huge boost to our KidSport Back to Sport Project as we work to raise $1.5 million to help kids off the sidelines and into a season of sport. Sport skills are life skills, and kids need sport now more than ever as they navigate their current circumstances. With sport, kids are happier, healthier, and better equipped to handle life’s challenges. KidSport chapters in Southern Alberta will use the Flames Foundation’s donation to support sport registration fees for qualified (low income) families so their kids can play. The $100,000 donation will help over 400 kids access sport programs and get back to sport.
Thank you to the Calgary Flames Foundation and to everyone who purchased an online 50/50 ticket during the 2020 NHL Playoffs. Each Calgary Flames fan who bought a ticket has helped make this donation possible, and has invested in a brighter future for kids in Southern Alberta. We are grateful to be supported by such an incredible community.
To learn more about the announcement made by the Calgary Flames Foundation please see the press release here
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Amateur sport has returned to Alberta, as part of Stage 2 of Alberta’s economic relaunch, and KidSport is here to help. The pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of all youth in Alberta, and sport will be an important part of their physical and mental recovery. KidSport provides funding so all kids can play, and the dollars raised in the Back to Sport Project will ensure no kid is left behind during COVID-19 recovery.
The Back to Sport project aims to recover the over $1.5 million in revenue KidSport chapters across the province have lost since March due to cancelled fundraising events. These funds will allow KidSport to give the gift of sport to over 6,000 kids, ensuring that they can once again experience the lifelong benefits of organized sport. These funds will also give a much needed boost to our local sports economy which has also suffered greatly during the last few months. The funds are directed back into local sport clubs in the form of much needed registration fees which allow these programs to operate while also giving KidSport kids a place to play!
Albertans have experienced significant economic hardship over the last four months, and as a result KidSport’s 37 chapters are all anticipating increased demand for fee assistance, as more families than ever are eligible to receive funds from their local chapter.
Individuals and corporations are asked to donate to their local KidSport chapter, to assist their community’s COVID-19 recovery. All dollars raised in a community stay local, as funds are distributed by community staff and volunteers to local kids. Individual support for the Back to Sport campaign starts at just $10/ month, and corporate support of all forms is welcomed at backtosport.ca. KidSport is an RCAAA and qualified donee as per the CRA, so all eligible donations will receive tax receipts.
KidSport provides funding for families to overcome financial barriers to organized sport. Sport keeps kids healthy - both physically and mentally - and teaches the life skills they need to become successful, productive adults.
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