The official launch of KidSport Month in Saskatchewan took take place recently at Sacred Heart Community School in Regina. The launch featured the Honourable Bill Hutchinson, Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, corporate sponsors and KidSport representatives.
The Province of Saskatchewan has officially proclaimed the month of May as KidSport Month in Saskatchewan. During May, funds and awareness will be raised for KidSport by individuals and corporate sponsors to help youth overcome the financial barriers to play organized sport.
There are currently hundreds of volunteers across 46 communities in the province that administer KidSport in their own community to help kids get off the sidelines and in the game. Activities during this year's KidSport Month include:
* Sobeys locations across the province will be hosting an in-store promotion asking customers to make a donation to KidSport;
* KidSport has been named the charity of choice for the Don Narcisse All Star Event which was held May 5 (a football camp for kids and an evening gala featuring past and present CFL football players);
* BBQ's, golf tournaments, dinners, casual dress down days and many other fundraisers being held in local communities across the province;
* The KidSport Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge proudly presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life will be held in Saskatoon on May 12 and in Regina on May 26.
For more information about KidSport Month visit: www.kidsport.ca/sk