Louise Hutchinson has seen Hayley Wickenheiser play in so many events, she has even made friends with other fans via her stops to see the women’s hockey legend play.
Saturday afternoon she got a chance to grab another signature from the four-time Olympic gold medalist at West Coast Authentic—part of a fundraising initiative for disadvantaged kids.
JumpStart generates money to keep kids in sport, even if it’s not in the family budget. Members of the local YMCA, Canadian Tire and KidSport were all out raising funds to keep kids in sports. KidSport handles giving out the JumpStart funds locally, giving up to $200 to children to play a sport, provided the family can verify need.