Canucks for Kids Fund Donated $50,000 to KidSport Abbotsford, Supporting Minor Hockey
Abbotsford, BC – The Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) is pleased to announce that the CFKF Board has donated $50,000 to KidSport Abbotsford to be designated to Hockey Grants. KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport.
The $50,000 donation helps kickstart the launch of the new CFKF 50/50 program in Abbotsford for their inaugural season. All 50/50 funds raised in Abbotsford will directly support charities in the Fraser Valley.
“We are very excited to launch the start of the new 50/50 program here in Abbotsford,” said Rob Mullowney, Chief Operating Officer, Abbotsford Canucks. “Our fanbase has been so supportive of the Abbotsford Canucks launch and we are delighted to be able to give back to the Fraser Valley community.”
"Sports help kids set and achieve goals, develop healthy habits and create new friendships, factors that are especially important for kids who face disadvantages growing up, this is why we started our signature program, KidSport," said Rob Newman, president and CEO, Sport BC. “I would like to extend a special thank you to the Abbotsford Canucks organization for this generous donation to KidSport to help ensure more kids experience these benefits through hockey.”
Raffle tickets for the CFKF 50/50 program in Abbotsford will be in arena only. Tickets will be available for purchase at all home games and are on sale from when doors open until the end of the 2nd intermission.
For additional details on the new CFKF 50/50 program in Abbotsford, please visit https://abbotsford.canucks.com/community/50-50.
KidSport is dedicated to assisting children from families facing financial obstacles to participate in organized sport. Operated as a program of Sport BC, the KidSport program provides grants for individuals to help cover the cost of registration fees. KidSport BC is the BC chapter of KidSport Canada, a Registered Canadian Amateur Association (“RCAAA”) with charitable status (88212 5986 RR0003). For more information, visit kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia or follow us @KidSportBC.
About Sport BC
Sport BC believes in the power of sport and is committed to building stronger communities through positive sport experiences. Our goal is to enhance and support sport participation in British Columbia ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Through KidSport BC, BC Amateur Sport Fund, and ProMOTION Plus along with our services Sport BC Insurance, and Payroll and Group Benefits; Sport BC supports our seventy member organizations. Keep up to date @SportBC.