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What is KidSport?
KidSport™ is a Children's Charity dedicated to assisting children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs. The KidSport™ goal is to provide these children with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of teamwork, dedication and responsibility through participation in sport.

The mission of KidSport™ Saskatchewan is:

“That no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport”.

KidSport™ was developed in 1993 by Sport B.C. and has since grown to include 11 provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Sport North. KidSport™ Saskatchewan is governed by a volunteer provincial committee that is responsible for the overall policy and operations of the program in the province.

In Saskatchewan, volunteer local KidSport™ committees administer the program, develop fundraising initiatives, and adjudicate all funding requests. All money raised in a community stays in that community.

KidSport™ strives to ensure that 100 per cent of donations and fundraising proceeds are directed to KidSport™ children. This is made possible through the generous support of local and provincial sponsors. Funds raised are directed in the form of grants to individual children or to KidSport™ programs. Individual grants ranging up to $500 are available to children up to the age of eighteen. Program funding may also be available to sport organizations and youth agencies targeting KidSport™ children. Upon approval of the KidSport™ Application Form, funds are sent directly to the sport organization on behalf of the family who applied for financial assistance.

All applications are screened by each local committee to ensure the financial need and legitimacy of the applicant. KidSport™ policies require that at least one of the following individuals endorse the application: a school teacher, principal, or community school worker; a professional in social work or family services; a law enforcement officer; a member of the clergy; or a recreation administrator.

To date, KidSport™ in Saskatchewan has raised over $3.4 million and helped more than 46,500 kids participate in community sport programs. However, the need for KidSport™ continues to grow. It is estimated that only 50 per cent of the 190,000 school-aged children in Saskatchewan are regularly involved in a meaningful sport activity. Social and economic obstacles prevent these young people from participating in sport and receiving its significant benefits.

There are several areas where you can assist KidSport™, either by making a donation or lending your time. With your help, ALL Kids Can Play.
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