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Sport BC is set to celebrate KidSport BC Week from September 7 – 14, 2020.

KidSport Week is an opportunity to raise the profile of KidSport BC across the province and help more kids get off the sidelines and into the game. All kids deserve the chance to get involved in sport and benefit from healthy lifestyles early on.  KidSport provides support to kids by removing financial barriers that can prevent them from playing organized sport. This year’s KidSport BC Week will be proclaimed September 7-14th across BC.  

Changing Lives Through Sport

At KidSport BC, we believe sport changes lives. We support low-income kids from marginalized and underserved groups, providing opportunities they would otherwise miss out on. KidSport helps to level the playing field in a number of ways including:

  • Life Skills: By participating in sport, kids learn teamwork, fair play, respect, leadership, resiliency, goal setting, and hard work. These are skills kids will take with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Education: Sport improves kids’ academic performance. Being physically active improves cognitive functioning which helps kids do better in school and other activities.
  • Preventative Health Care: Kids who are active through sport are physically healthier. Playing sport also improves mental wellbeing; reducing kids’ stress, anxiety, and depression. At KidSport, we believe sport changes lives. 
    • 62,800+ Kids given the gift of sport
    • $15 MILLION+ invested in kids
    • KidSport BC Impact Across the Province Since 1993

    Fast Facts: KidSport Impact Across BC in 2019

    • KidSport BC provides opportunities for young people to access sport. In 2019 KidSport BC raised $2.1 Million and issued 7,248 grants
    • Funding Breakdown:
      • 2,827 Girls granted = $836,456
      • 886 Indigenous Youth granted = $257,442
      • 173 Children with a Disability granted = $51,301
      • 511 New Canadians granted = $138,539
    • Making it all Happen:
      • 300+ Volunteers
      • 42 Local Chapters
      • 150 Communities Impacted
      • 52 Sports

Sport Specific Distribution in 2019 – Top 10

            SPORT                          # of GRANTS               $ TOTAL          % of 2019 GRANTS

SOCCER                                2061 grants                        $540,609.09                         25.67%

HOCKEY                               1126 grants                        $403,293.73                         19.15%

GYMNASTICS                       949 grants                        $290,331.07                         13.78%

FOOTBALL                             308 grants                        $  86,012.00                         4.08%

FIGURE SKATING                296 grants                        $  82,904.88                           3.94%

LACROSSE                             250 grants                        $  60,026.00                           2.85%

BASKETBALL                         204 grants                        $  51,540.60                           2.45%

VOLLEYBALL                       142 grants                    $   51,444.00                          2.44%

BASEBALL                              269 grants                    $   50,096.24                          2.38%

Changing Lives Through Sport

At KidSport BC, we believe sport changes lives. We support low-income kids from marginalized and underserved groups, providing opportunities they would otherwise miss out on. KidSport helps to level the playing field in a number of ways including:

  • Life Skills: By participating in sport, kids learn teamwork, fair play, respect, leadership, resiliency, goal setting, and hard work. These are skills kids will take with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Education: Sport improves kids’ academic performance. Being physically active improves cognitive functioning which helps kids do better in school and other activities.
  • Preventative Health Care: Kids who are active through sport are physically healthier. Playing sport also improves mental wellbeing; reducing kids’ stress, anxiety, and depression. At KidSport, we believe sport changes lives.

KidSport BC Impact Across the Province Since 1993

  • 62,800+ Kids given the gift of sport
  • $15 MILLION+ invested in kids

Fast Facts: KidSport Impact Across BC in 2019

  • KidSport BC provides opportunities for young people to access sport. In 2019 KidSport BC raised $2.1 Million and issued 7,248 grants
  • Funding Breakdown:
    • 2,827 Girls granted = $836,456
    • 886 Indigenous Youth granted = $257,442
    • 173 Children with a Disability granted = $51,301
    • 511 New Canadians granted = $138,539
  • Making it all Happen:
    • 300+ Volunteers
    • 42 Local Chapters
    • 150 Communities Impacted
    • 52 Sports

Sport Specific Distribution in 2019 – Top 10

            SPORT                          # of GRANTS               $ TOTAL          % of 2019 GRANTS

SOCCER                                2061 grants                        $540,609.09                         25.67%

HOCKEY                               1126 grants                        $403,293.73                         19.15%

GYMNASTICS                       949 grants                        $290,331.07                         13.78%

FOOTBALL                             308 grants                        $  86,012.00                         4.08%

FIGURE SKATING                296 grants                        $  82,904.88                           3.94%

LACROSSE                             250 grants                        $  60,026.00                           2.85%

BASKETBALL                         204 grants                        $  51,540.60                           2.45%

VOLLEYBALL                       142 grants                    $   51,444.00                          2.44%

BASEBALL                              269 grants                    $   50,096.24                          2.38%

We know the need for KidSport funding will be greater than ever due to the impact of COVID-19 and every donation to our program can make a difference for kids right around BC. We would greatly appreciate any opportunity you may have to push the following social media messages to encourage donations.

Sport helps kids gain confidence, make friends and be active. KidSport is proud to help more kids experience these benefits! Visit https://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/ to find a local chapter near you to find out how you can help. #KidSportBCWeek #SoALLKidsCanPlay #PoweredBySportBC @KidSportBC @SportBC

Did you know that in 2019 KidSport BC has provided $2.1 million to 7,248 kids in 52 sports? Any donation can help us keep this going #SoALLKidsCanPlay #KidSportBCWeek #PoweredBySportBC To donate visit https://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/

About KidSport BC

The KidSport program aims to remove the financial barriers to sport participation by providing grants to help cover the costs of registration fees. This program is intended to help increase participation numbers for Sport BC members and their local clubs by helping under-resourced children and youth access a season of sport.  KidSport is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletics Association (“RCAAA”) with charitable status and can issue tax receipts to donors. Keep up to date @KidSportBC

About Sport BC

Sport BC believes in the power of sport and is committed to building stronger communities through positive sport experiences. Our goal is to enhance and support sport participation in British Columbia ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Through our KidSport BC, BC Amateur Sport Fund, and ProMOTION Plus along with our services Sport BC Insurance, and Payroll and Group Benefits; Sport BC supports our sixty plus member organizations. Keep up to date @SportBC

Please do not hesitate to connect to arrange interviews with KidSport Ambassadors or for sport or community specific data.