Posted by: KidSport | May 13, 2014

Basketball BC Receives KidSport PSO Champion Award

 

Basketball BC AwardsKidSport BC’s Katie Mccallum presents Basketball BC President Diana Chan with the inaugural KidSport PSO Champion award at Basketball BC’s recent  annual awards and hall of fame induction banquet. This award recognizes the significant contribution that Basketball BC has made to KidSport over the past year.

JAYS CARE FOUNDATION AND KIDSPORT JOIN FORCES TO HELP YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN BASEBALL
Charitable organizations going to bat for kids across Canada to help them play baseball this season

Toronto, ON (April 28rd 2014) – KidSport™ is proud to announce Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, as the newest member of its partnership family. Together, the not for profit organizations will help ensure deserving kids have the opportunity to play baseball across Canada this spring and summer.
As part of the partnership, KidSport will distribute registration and equipment grants to kids in communities nation-wide, supporting Jays Care Foundation’s mission to ensure Canadian children and youth have the opportunity to play, learn and grow through the sport of baseball.

“As the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jays Care is committed to providing access to sport for children and youth in communities across Canada,” said Danielle Bedasse, Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation. “Partnering with KidSport enables us to ensure that our $100,000 investment will directly fund baseball participation for 400 youth this season.”
The partnership will come to life at the community level through the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League, a year-round program offered at no cost to participants and their families. Rookie League uses the game of baseball as a platform to teach youth the importance of teamwork, discipline, respect, responsibility and to inspire self-confidence. Jays Care will also help grow awareness for the work KidSport using their platforms at the Rogers Centre and beyond.

“KidSport is thrilled to partner with Jays Care as both organizations share the same goal to give all Canadian kids the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of sport,” said Jamie Ferguson, Chair of KidSport. “We look forward to working with their entire team to ensure more kids get off the sidelines and onto the baseball field. Our work together is just beginning and we are looking forward to making a major league difference together, so all kids can play.”

“Sport is a game-changer in many people’s lives. Getting kids into the game is our number one mission, and Jays Care Foundation has an incredible track record of removing the barriers to sport participation,” said Andrea J. Shaw, Founder & Managing Partner of the TwentyTen Group, agency of record for KidSport’s national operations. “This partnership is built on aligned values and objectives, and growing our communities of support together is a true win-win for both KidSport and Jays Care.”

KidSport accepts applications for baseball grants year-round. For information about eligibility and to find your local chapter, please visit kidsport.ca

 

About Jays Care Foundation:
As the charitable arm of Canada’s only MLB team, Jays Care has made a Major League commitment to invest in Canadian children and communities from coast to coast. Since 1992, Jays Care Foundation has created opportunities for children and youth through programs that focus on helping kids get active, engage in the sport of baseball, excel academically and lead healthy lives. Jays Care is committed to breaking barriers to sport and education and building safe, dedicated spaces for recreational and educational youth programming in communities across Canada.

For more information, visit http://www.bluejays.com/jayscare, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, ‘like’ Jays Care on Facebook, or call 416-341-1456

 

About KidSport:
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that helps remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sport by providing assistance for registration fees and sport equipment to children aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process grants are given so they can play a season of sport. One of KidSport’s primary goals is to support a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters across Canada in their fundraising and sport activities. Since its creation in 1993, over 400,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.

For more information:
Bryan Ezako
Manager, KidSport Canada
bezako@kidsportcanada.ca
204.925.5914

Toronto Blue Jays
Communications Department
416.341.1302/03
Veronica Watson MacDonell

TwentyTen Group
416.583.2010
media@twentytengroup.com

Posted by: KidSport | November 20, 2013

Give the Gift of Sport 2013

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KidSport is excited to launch its second annual Give the Gift of Sport campaign. The national fundraising campaign runs through the holiday season and helps raise money so all kids can have an opportunity to participate in organized sport.

1 in 3 families can’t afford to register their children in 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 sport. [Skills like teamwork, confidence, commitment, goal-setting, sportsmanship and organization are all essential life skills that can be learned and developed through sport and every child should have the opportunity experience them.] That’s why KidSport is committed to supporting under-resourced Canadian children and youth participate in sport.

In order to do this we need your help! There are number of ways to participate and we encourage you to get involved:
1.Donate
2.Fundraise on behalf of KidSport
3.Give on behalf of someone
4.Spread the word

Learn more at KidSport.ca. This season, Give the Gift of Sport So ALL Kids Can Play
Posted by: KidSport | September 17, 2013

KidSport and Triple Os Help BC Kids Get in the Game

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Following a successful partnership in 2011 and 2012 that raised $40,000 for KidSport BC, Triple O’s will launch a three week promotion for the same cause from September 9th to 29th. The public will be able to contribute to their local KidSport chapter when ordering off the Triple O’s menu in any of the 31 participating locations. Funds raised during the three-week period will help kids with financial barriers experience the benefits of sport participation by covering the registration fees for a sport season of their choice.

Media Release – KidSport and Triple O’s help BC kids get in the game 2013

Posted by: KidSport | September 5, 2013

Canada West and KidSport Team Up

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2013-14 Canada West Media Release

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

 

Canada West and KidSport team up, giving all young

athletes the chance to play

EDMONTON – Canada West Universities Athletic Association and KidSport Canada announced today a

partnership which will have both organizations working together to increase the awareness and create

fundraising opportunities for KidSport.

“KidSport is pleased to announce this unique partnership with Canada West. Both organizations have long

histories of providing sport experiences to western Canadian youth and this relationship highlights the broad

spectrum of sport opportunities that are possible,” said Pete Quevillon, Chair of KidSport Canada

Operations Committee. “By removing the financial barriers to sport participation that exist for kids,

KidSport starts them on the pathway to lifelong participation. Canada West represents a pinnacle of

achievement for hundreds of young student athletes and we believe that together we can promote and

showcase the potential that sport participation brings to the youth of western Canada.”

Basil Hughton, President of Canada West and Athletic Director at the University of Saskatchewan echoed

Quevillon’s comment. “Both organizations believe in the positive influence sport can have on a young

person’s life which is why several of our member universities and student-athletes were already working on

creating fundraising opportunities in their regions. This partnership simply formalizes a few mechanics

which we will strengthen both entities awareness and fundraising efforts”.

Several current and former Canada West student-athletes are now ambassadors for KidSport, including

Ryan Cochrane, Desiree Scott, Annamay Pierse, Brian Johns and three-time Olympic gold medalist, twotime

CIS Top 8 Academic Award winner and former CIS women’s hockey player of the year Hayley

Wickenheiser of the University of Calgary Dinos.

“KidSport allows youth to have greater access to sport and provides an irreplaceable and important service

to communities, said Cochrane. “By partnering with Canada West the importance of KidSport will be

highlighted and more of our young athletes will be able to do what they love without families worrying

about finances.”

“Sports have been a huge part of my life and I am thankful that I now have the opportunity to help KidSport

get more kids playing the sports they love by becoming an Ambassador,” Scott commented. “Having played

five years with the University of Manitoba Bisons soccer program, Canada West teaming up with KidSport

is a fantastic partnership and one I’m sure will be a complete success! Without KidSport’s assistance I truly

believe I’d have missed out on many of my life’s experiences, especially the Olympic Games.”

A total of 11,307 children were funded by Western Canadian KidSport chapters in 2012, for sports played

by Canada West student-athletes.

For more information, please contact Canada West Executive Director Diane St-Denis (604-475-1213) or

Pete Quevillon at KidSport (604-333-3430).

About Canada West Universities Athletic Association

Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport,

winning 100 CIS national over the last 10 seasons. Comprised of 17 schools from the provinces of

Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada West produces numerous major award

winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success

around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games.

canadawest.org / canadawest.tv / @cwuaa on Twitter

A proud member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).

 

About KidSport

At KidSport™ we believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity

to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to

remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

There is nothing better for a child’s mental and physical growth than sport and physical activity. Their

participation helps them perform better in school, develop stronger social skills and build stronger and

healthier bodies. It allows them to develop healthy habits, self-esteem and leadership skills, creating a solid

foundation for all of their future accomplishments.

KidSport™ Canada provides grant assistance to children 18 years and younger who are facing financial

barriers preventing them from taking part in organized sport. Grants range from $100 to $750 and go

towards registration and/or equipment costs. Since its creation over 1.5 million kids across the country have

been given the chance to play sport through KidSport Grants.

For more information please visit www.kidsport.ca

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Vancouver, B.C. (July 9,, 2013) – KidSport™, a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to help minimize financial, social and physical barriers to sport participation, has announced the selection of the TwentyTen Group as its strategic marketing and sponsorship agency of record.

Tasked with executing a corporate partnership strategy to support KidSport’s national initiatives, the TwentyTen Group will be responsible for growing their family of sponsors through partnerships strongly aligned with the charity’s mission, values and objectives. The TwentyTen Group will also provide ongoing strategic direction to KidSport’s national marketing and communications efforts as part of the partnership.

“KidSport is thrilled to be working with TwentyTen Group,” said KidSport chair, Jamie Ferguson. “At KidSport, our goal is to make sure every child has the opportunity to reap the physical and social development benefits that come from taking part in sport.  We know that our work with the TwentyTen Group will help us meet this goal, and we look forward to providing more children with the opportunity to take part in sport.”

This year, KidSport will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and in this time has grown to 11 provincial/territorial chapters and 177 community chapters across Canada. Having enabled over 400,000 Canadian children to participate in organized sport from coast to coast, KidSport is among the strongest and longest standing children’s charities in the sport sector.

“KidSport is close to our hearts, having partnered with their incredibly passionate team in the past and is, not surprisingly, the original charity of choice of the TwentyTen Group,” said Andrea J. Shaw, founder and managing partner of the TwentyTen Group. “Both organizations believe that involvement in organized sport has a very positive impact on the physical, social and behavioural development of our youth.  Building stronger communities by enabling our youth is a cause we believe corporate Canada wants to invest in. Together we can share the story So ALL Kids Can Play.”

The TwentyTen Group has a strong record in the industry, having secured more than $200 million for its clients since the firm’s inception. Enhancing KidSport’s corporate partnership program will support the organization’s objective to enhance sustainability, grow awareness for the cause, and continue creating accessible initiatives for children and youth for generations to come.

To learn more about your local KidSport chapter and how to get involved, visit KidSport.ca

About KidSport™

KidSport™ is a national not-for-profit organization that helps remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sport by providing assistance for registration fees and sport equipment to children aged 18 and under – So ALL Kids Can Play! Through a confidential application process grants are given so they can play a season of sport. One of KidSport’s primary goals is to support a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 177 community KidSport chapters across Canada in their fundraising and sport activities. KidSport.ca

About the TwentyTen Group

The TwentyTen Group is a leading-edge strategic marketing and sponsorship firm with a growing international client base. The firm is the agency of record for the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canada Games Council, Intrawest, Snow Sport Consortium, John Furlong and Whistler Blackcomb. Operating in Toronto and Vancouver, the TwentyTen Group strives to elevate the potential of sport, culture and community through its innovative approach to marketing solutions, and the development of values-based partnerships.

TwentyTenGroup.com  |   Twitter.com/TTGtweets   |   LinkedIn.com/TwentyTenGroup

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Bryan Ezako
Manager, KidSport Canada
[T] 204.925.5914
[F]: 204.925.5916
[E]: bezako@kidsportcanada.ca
Auburn   Sigurdson
TwentyTen Group
[O] 604.569.0480
[C] 604.349.5274
[E] auburn@twentytengroup.com
  Veronica   Watson MacDonell
TwentyTen Group
[O] 416.583.2010
[E] veronica@twentytengroup.com
Photo of: Pierre Waite of Adera (Far Left), Chris O’Keeffe of Adera (Middle Left), Pete Quevillon of Kidsport (Middle Right), Rob Kari of Adera (Far Right).

Photo of: Pierre Waite of Adera (Far Left), Chris O’Keeffe of Adera (Middle Left), Pete Quevillon of Kidsport (Middle Right), Rob Kari of Adera (Far Right).

Big thanks to Pierre Waite, Chris O’Keeffe and Rob Kari of Adera Development Corporation for raising $2500 for Kidsport at the 4thannual Andrew Mahon Memorial cup.  It is a 1 day hockey tournament; the players are Adera Staff, trades, suppliers, consultants, home owners, friends and family.  Adera generously sponsors all of the ice time and money is raised through tournament sponsors and entrance fees.   A special thanks to Harrigan Rentals, Dicks Lumber, North Shore Home Services, C.I.R Mechanical, and London Mah & Associates.

“The tournament is a fun day out for everyone and we are proud to support Kidsport. We look forward to continuing to support this cause and raising some more money at next year’s tournament.” – Chris O’Keeffe

We’re excited to be partnering with gomaids.ca. Every time they clean your home, they donate to KidSport #SoAllKidsCanPlay. Make sure you check them out https://gomaids.ca/helping-out/

Posted by: KidSport | June 21, 2013

4th Annual Wes Durksen Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

4th Annual Wes Durksen Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Poster (Revised 2)

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