Bell Aliant donates $10,000 to KidSport PEI
May 11, 2015
Charlottetown, PEI – KidSport PEI announced today that Bell Aliant will continue its longtime support for youth sport in PEI with a $10,000 donation. The company has given nearly $200,000 to the organization over the past 15 years.
“The KidSport program is so important to Island children because it helps remove some of the financial barriers that would otherwise prevent children from participating in organized sporting programs,” said Sport PEI President, Ron Waite. “We are delighted that Bell Aliant shares this commitment to youth sports and have been a strong partner of ours for 15 years.”
Since the program’s inception in 1997, KidSport PEI has given almost $1.2 million in grants, and helped more than 6,500 Island children participate in organized sports.
“The KidSport program makes a huge difference in the life of a child,” said Bruce Howatt, Vice President, PEI at Bell Aliant. “As a longstanding KidSport partner we’ve seen the program’s success stories firsthand and we are proud to continue our support.”
For more information on the KidSport PEI program, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit www.kidsportcanada.ca/prince-edward-island/ or call program coordinator Terry Bernard at 902-368-4549.
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 450,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.
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