“So All Kids Can Play!”
The ever popular KidSport New West Used Equipment Sale takes place this Sunday March 9 at the River Market at Westminster Quay from 12pm – 3pm!
Truckloads of gently used sports equipment will be available at a deep discount, with all of the proceeds from the sale going directly back into the New Westminster community so that children are able to enjoy the feeling of running around on the soccer field or catching a line drive!
If you are looking for great deals on soccer cleats, baseball gloves, fitness equipment, hockey skates, rollerblades or a bike for some spring cycling, this sale is where you will find them. You can outfit a child for hockey (including skates and a helmet) for $100. Lacrosse (including a stick and helmet) for $90. You will not want to miss this!
KidSport New West Used Equipment Sale
Time: 12pm – 3pm
KidSport was established by Sport BC in 1993 and is a community based sport charity. Since its inception in British Columbia, KidSport has grown to include national and provincial/territorial chapters operating across Canada. There are now more than 150 local community chapters that have raised in excess of $5 million dollars and provided a season of sport to more than 45,000 Canadian children in 65 different sports.
The primary goal of all children’s sport programming is for each child to have fun and to want to play again next season. Children should feel there will always be a place for sport in their lives and that sport will always have a place for them. The KidSport Program has been created to help overcome financial obstacles preventing some young people from participating in organized sport.
KidSport identifies needs in the community, raises funds, and supports programs that create new opportunities for young people “So All Kids Can Play.”
Young people can learn more than athletic skills from sport. Sport provides a lifelong opportunity for self-expression and self-discovery. Sport challenges can teach children the value of leadership, desire, planning, practice, hard work, honesty, sacrifice, dedication, positive thinking and self-confidence. Sport emphasizes exercise, commitment, discipline, and conditioning, and can start children on the path to a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle begun at a young age can last a lifetime and benefit not only the child but the rest of the community.
Child poverty is on the rise making it difficult for many children to access sport. As well, Statistics Canada has recently reported an alarming decline in participation rates of organized sport in large part due to the cost. Ensuring that children have access to sport, and the values and skills that sport teaches, is more critical than ever.
KidSport helps provide children between the ages of five and eighteen access to sport opportunities and experiences in both team and individual sports “So All Kids Can Play.”
More Information: KidSport Canada