February – Charity Spotlight

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February 2018 Mercator Financial Inc. Charity Spotlight is on KidSport™ Swift Current.

What is KidSport™?

KidSport™ is a children’s charity dedicated to assist children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in sport.

KidSport™ believes the primary goal of sport is for all kids to play and have fun. Sports provide children with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of teamwork, dedication, responsibility and perseverance.

By learning these fundamental skills, kids improve their overall physical and emotional well-being. This leads them to establish active lifestyles that will result in improved self-confidence and self-esteem.

KidSport™ believes if all children are given the opportunity to play, and with it, the chance to learn self-respect and gain self-confidence, then those children will have a better chance of becoming contributing members and leaders in our communities.

KidSport™Swift Current

The KidSport™Swift Current committee is comprised of volunteers who see the struggles some families face financially when it comes to putting their children into organized activities. The local branch assists children up to 18 years of age with registration fees and even sporting equipment. To help those in the community partnerships are formed with major supporters and various events are held, such as: a Charity Breakfast has been held in the past; sport equipment donation drives are held at events throughout the year and with the support of Sports Trader Plus kids can get equipment for their activity; Tim Horton’s ‘Smile Cookies’ in the fall are great treats and raise program funds. As well cash donations of $30.00 or more will have a tax receipt issued and can be done at anytime to the local group.

What does your support mean?

By supporting KidSport™ you are giving a child the ‘Gift of Sport’. You will impact the lives of kids and their families by allowing them to receive the many benefits that come from being involved in sports. It is a fact that 1 in 3 kids will miss out on sport this year, by breaking down the financial barriers and giving the ‘Gift of Sport’ you will be giving the child the sense of belonging, help them academically and improve their life skills.

Need more information? Contact local President Richard Bissonnette at 306-741-7861 or via email at kidsportsc@gmail.com, all information is kept confidential.

To learn more about KidSport™ visit the national KidSport™ website at http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/ or the local branch at http://www.sckidsport.ca/

You can also follow the local organization on Twitter: @Kidsport_SC or learn more on Facebook at KidSport Canada

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