KidSport BC has given West Kelowna $3,719 to help ensure fewer children get left on the sidelines.
Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart presented the cheque to West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater on behalf of KidSport BC last week.
The organization provides grants to community KidSport chapters so kids are given the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sports.
KidSport helps remove financial barriers that prevent some children from playing organized sports. The grants help cover the cost of registration feeds for an entire season.
This year has been impressive for the West Kelowna KidSport chapter. The program hosted its annual hockey equipment swap Sept. 9 and received $2,035.50—nearly double the $1,200 raised in 2011.
A further $454.10 was raised from barbecue donations and that amount was matched by Ultimate Hockey in West Kelowna.