West Kelowna Warriors president Chris Laurie & media relations director Chase Johnston at the Warriors bottle drive on June 13. (Photo - Tami Quan)

West Kelowna Warriors raise $8800 for Kidsport

The money was raised from a team bottle drive on June 13

The West Kelowna Warriors Junior A Hockey Club has donated $8800 to KidSport as a part of the community bottle drive.

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to kids who want to play sports.

The bottle drive which took place on June 13 raised $8699.26 for the local KidSport organization, and with another donation from Mt. Boucherie Bottle Depot of $100.74, the total topped up to $8800.

“The response from the community was tremendous,” said Warriors president Chris Laurie.

“The bottles just kept coming and we tried our best to keep up with the sorting. It was a gutsy effort in the rain by all the staff and volunteers.”

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“Each year, the City of West Kelowna receives more than 200 grant applications for participation in sport and recreation and KidSport is a key contributor for funding those requests. As our community recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic funding support to help children and youth is needed more than ever,” Kevin Bourchier, supervisor of recreation, City of West Kelowna.

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Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
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