Community Development Minister Bill Bennett (left) and MLA Eric Foster (right) present $6

Community Development Minister Bill Bennett (left) and MLA Eric Foster (right) present $6

Provincial support gets kids in the game

Greater Vernon KidSport receives $6,000 to promote organized sports activities

North Okanagan children won’t be left sitting on the sidelines.

The provincial government has provided $6,000 to Greater Vernon KidSport so children, no matter their family’s financial situation, can participate in sports.

“Increasing KidSport grants for families will mean more access to organized sport for more kids in the Greater Vernon area, and that’s good news,” said Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster. “

As a result of this funding, along with local fundraising efforts, KidSport will increase grants for each child from $150 to $200 per year this fall.

“Greater Vernon KidSport is happy to accept this support from the province,” said Doug Ross, with KidSport.

“We continue to be awed by the generosity of our community; from the little boy that brought us his birthday money to events that raised over $5,000 each.”