The Parksville Qualicum Beach chapter of KidSport has received a donation which they said will be a big help to local youngsters wanting to participate in sports.
KidSport is a Canada wide not-for-profit that financially assists children 18 and under with registration fees and equipment so they can participate in team sports.
The donation of $24,400 came from 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside, who raise money for local charities.
Bob Cummings, chairman of KidSport Parksville Qualicum Beach, said the donation will go directly towards the children.
“KidSport BC spends about $60,000 a year just in the Oceanside area, helping kids get involved in sports,” he said. “A huge donation like this from these wonderful ladies is absolutely critical for us to keep on doing the great work that KidSport BC has started.”
Cummings said there’s a real need for their organization in the area, and that he thinks helping kids get involved in sports has a ripple effect on other parts of their lives.
“We want to see kids do really well,” he said. “We believe sports is a great way that they learn so many good social skill sets.”