Give the Gift of Sport So ALL Kids Can Play

  • December 16, 2013 at 1:06 am
  • The second annual Deloitte Gift of Sport fundraiser, on December 16th, 6:30-9:30 at VanDusen Botanical Gardens seeks to raise funds through a Silent and Live Auction to benefit KidSport Vancouver.

    Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary local spirits and food, as well as take advantage of holiday shopping at the silent auction and live auction. Attendess can also meet several Olympians in attendance including 2012 silver medalist Rower Darcy Marquardt, Olympian swimmer Richard Hortness and 1996 silver medalist biker Alison Sydor. Event tickets also includes admission to the Festival of Lights.

    In addition to Deloitte as title sponsor, Champions in Sport will be matching donations made to KidSport Vancouver on  the KidSport Vancouver Chimp Giving Group.   Hootsuite is covering the payment processing fees for the donations.

    CBC Vancouver’s Karin Larson will be emceeing and conducting a roundtable discussion, in which Olympians will share how important sport was for them as as kids.

    The 23% of children in BC under 18 who live in low income families are at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, face social exclusion, experience family conflict and are more likely to become involved with criminal activities.

    Involvement with Sport has proven to break the cycle of poverty in kids through building self-esteem, developing goal setting skills, and providing the experience of achievement and collaboration.

    KidSport Vancouver believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the physical, social, intellectual and moral development benefits achieved through participation in sport.

    KidSport Vancouver provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport Vancouver receives the most requests for funding of the 150 KidSport chapters in Canada. To date in 2013, KidSport Vancouver has raised over $53,000 and has provided grants to over 290 local kids. Since KidSport Vancouver’s inception, they have granted $213,680 to over 1210 kids to participate in 35 different sports, but they have only helped a fraction of the kids requesting help.


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