Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Community support continues to grow for local KidSport program in Prince Rupert

A local program that provides the assistance to ensure that no youngster is left out on the local sports scene is finding some strong support in the Prince Rupert commercial and industrial sector, with a trio of local groups celebrated for their support this summer.

Thanks to their growing list of community partners the KidSport program in Prince Rupert provides grants that help cover the costs of registration fees so that all youngsters aged 18 and under can play a season of sport. 

With many residents in the community facing some significant financial challenges, the demand for help continues to grow in Prince Rupert.

The latest update from the KidSport Prince Rupert website tells the story of success for the program with 68 children in the community receiving help to play sports to a total of over 15 thousands dollars that have been distributed from the program.

This summer the program has found support from Northern Savings Credit Union, Ridley Terminals and DPWorld all of which have offered the financial assist to keep the vital program active.

The cost for Recreation Services in the community once again went up recently, that following the June 28th City Council vote that outlined how the new schedule of registration and user fees would roll out over the next five years.

At the time, some of the city councillor's did outline their concern over the rising cost for local youth and their families; while also making note of the programs such as KidSport that are available for those that need some financial assistance to play.

Every dollar counts when it comes to making sure that no one is left out, and you can donate as well, find out more as to how your donation will work here.

Find out more about the  KidSport program here and through their Facebook page.

More notes on community events in the community can be explored here.

Notes of interest from the Commercial sector in the Northwest can be reviewed here.

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