The Bobby Hull Foundation for Children donates $10,000 to KidSport Winnipeg
KidSport Winnipeg – On February 9, 2016 in St. Louis, MO. Bobby Hull presented Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets forward and KidSport Winnipeg Athlete Ambassador, with a donation of $10,000. The donation will fund the registration fees for financially disadvantaged children in Winnipeg so they can participate in sports.
“The Bobby Hull Foundation for Children is proud to support KidSport Winnipeg and to know that we are helping give kids the chance to participate in sports.” said Hull.
Hull, along with a number of other participants from Winnipeg, was in St. Louis as part of the Foundation’s first fundraising event which included the opportunity to attend the Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues hockey game.
“On behalf of KidSport Winnipeg I’d like to thank Bobby and his foundation for their generous donation,” said Scheifele. “It’s great to know more kids in Winnipeg will be given the chance to be a part of a team and play a sport they love.”
The Bobby Hull Foundation for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to initiatives that work to enhance the lives of the community’s children and youth.
KidSport is a national charity administered in Manitoba by Sport Manitoba which provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.
Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
For more information please contact:
Christine Hoenisch – KidSport Winnipeg
W: (204) 925-5922 C: (204) 296-2826