Monday , 23 May 2022

Kidsport Bonnyville looking to fund more athletes this year

While it was a disrupted 2021 sports year, Kidsport Bonnyville reminds residents that those who need financial help to get their kids into sports can apply.

Kidsport was able to fund 21 local kids into a season of activity for $5,395.00. Of that, 11 girls and ten boys for various sports and extracurricular programs.

The Bonnyville chapter is sitting well financially because of the support of businesses and fundraisers, including the Fuel Good Day campaign put on by Lakeland Co-op.

“Go through the online application; there’s fairly generous low-income cutoffs. And Kidsport Bonnyville is in a great position to fund kids into into local sports. So if you’re at all questioning whether or not you should apply, then just go ahead and apply,” chapter president Brad Ollen.

“There’s also a link on our webpage to apply for equipment. Any kid approved for Kidsport funding can apply for equipment from Sport Central in Edmonton, and they have online fit-up forms, or if you made your way into Edmonton, you could go to Sports Central and get fit up for equipment there and no questions asked.”

Those in need of a hand to fund their child in a sport can apply through the Bonnyville chapter on the Kidsport website. 

Fundraising Efforts

At the end of April, Baby Cherry Greenhouse is hosting a fundraising BBQ to benefit Kidsport Bonnyville.

The greenhouse anticipates their plants will be ready, such as hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs.

Baby Cherry Greenhouse is located just outside Bonnyville. For directions to the event please follow their social media pages.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.