SASKATOON (MAY 6, 2022) — May is officially KidSport month in Saskatchewan. At the official kick-off, three classes of students from St. Frances Cree Bilingual School were taught fun soccer skills by members of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and several KidSport Ambassadors.
The Government of Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Laura Ross, has proclaimed May Child Sport Month in Saskatchewan.
“Participation in sport and recreation plays such an important role in the health and well-being of our children and youth,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross. “Participating in sport at a young age teaches life skills that help children in all aspects of life and have positive effects on their mental and physical development. Thank you KidSport for enabling children in our province to participate by helping them overcome financial barriers. »
During KidSport Month, 42 local KidSport chapters will host fundraising events, including KidSport Regina and KidSport Saskatoon Corporate Challenges, where organizations and businesses will participate in fun and friendly fundraising. KidSport is also asking organizations across Canada to encourage their employees to donate $2 and wear the colors of their favorite team on National Jersey Day for KidSport.
“On behalf of KidSport Saskatchewan, I would like to thank the provincial government, sponsors, volunteers and donors. Without your contributions, KidSport cannot fulfill its mission of giving children the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of sport,” said Jerry Shoemaker, KidSport Provincial Committee Chair. “Proceeds from fundraising events such as the KidSport Corporate Challenge support children and youth from families who face financial barriers to participating in sports.