KidSport BC and BC School Sports Team Up
Student Athletes are eligible for KidSport funding through BC School Sports
Vancouver, BC: KidSport provides financial assistance with sport registration fees for young people under the age of eighteen (18). KidSport and our founding organization Sport BC, believe that the power of sport participation promotes the development of children’s social, mental, and physical well-being. By increasing access to quality sport programs, we believe KidSport strengthens communities across Canada. As a member of Sport BC, BC School Sports makes it possible for student athletes to apply for this funding.
BC School Sports provides low barrier participation with more than 96,000 student athlete registrations annually across the province. There may still be financial challenges for some student-athletes to cover fees and are we are pleased to be partnering with BC School Sports to raise awareness of this opportunity.
“Cost shouldn’t be a barrier that prevents student athletes from experiencing the positive benefits of sport participation,” says KidSport BC’s fundraising manager, Angela Crowther. “We’re proud to partner with BC School Sports to ensure that parents and member schools are aware that KidSport is a funding option for student athletes in need.”
BCSS Executive Director Jordan Abney noted “BCSS and our 440 member schools provide the most accessible form of organized sport available in our province. That said, we know despite its low barriers, costs remain a challenge for some families. We are so thankful that due to this partnership with KidSport, student-athletes will never be excluded from the amazing benefits that come with participating in a school sport due to financial barriers.”
Financial assistance for school sport registration fees is available at kidsport.ca. Applications can be submitted online by finding the appropriate local community application. If a community isn’t listed, applications can be submitted to the KidSport BC Provincial Fund.
For more information:
Angela Crowther Jordan Abney
KidSport BC Fundraising Manager Executive Director, BC School Sports
About KidSport BC
The KidSport program aims to remove financial barriers to sport participation by providing grants to help cover the costs of registration fees. This program is intended to help increase participation numbers for Sport BC members and their local clubs by helping under-resourced children and youth access a season of sport. KidSport is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletics Association (“RCAAA”) with charitable status and can issue tax receipts to donors. Learn more at kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia or follow us @KidSportBC.
About BC School Sports
BC School Sports is the governing body for school interschool sport in British Columbia. BCSS supports and leads by providing opportunities for interschool in 19 activities with over 96,000 student-athlete registration each year. Our membership consists of over 440 member schools, with students in Grades 8-12. BC School Sports’ vision is to foster the development of good character through positive and equitable school-based sport experiences.
About Sport BC
Sport BC believes in the power of sport and is committed to building stronger communities through positive sport experiences. Our goal is to enhance and support sport participation in British Columbia ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Through our KidSport BC, BC Amateur Sport Fund, and ProMOTION Plus along with our services Sport BC Insurance, and Payroll and Group Benefits; Sport BC supports our seventy plus member organizations. Keep up to date @SportBC