KidSport BC and Acuitas Therapeutics Announce Multi-Year Partnership
The three-year sponsorship will help more kids experience sport
Vancouver, BC: KidSport BC is thrilled to announce a new three-year partnership with Acuitas Therapeutics that will give more kids the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of sport participation.
“We are incredibly grateful to Acuitas Therapeutics for their generous commitment to KidSport,” says KidSport BC’s fundraising manager, Angela Crowther. “The past couple of years have been difficult for fundraising. The partnership with Acuitas will help us meet the growing demand for support in the communities we serve. Thank you, Acuitas Therapeutics, for your generous support.”
Acuitas’ sponsorship will help support KidSport BC’s Provincial Fund, which assists kids from families that need help to cover the cost of sport registration fees. The fund supports kids in more than 70 communities across BC that don’t have a KidSport chapter, and more locally through several chapters throughout the Lower Mainland.
“The partnership between Acuitas and KidSport BC is an important one,” said Abi Coman-Walker, Chief Operating Officer of Acuitas Therapeutics. She added: “Access to exercise is key for the emotional and physical development of a child. What they learn through teamwork also lays the foundation for so much in their future. When a child is happy and healthy, they have the ability to realize their full potential. We’re delighted to be able to play a role in this.”
The KidSport concept was launched in 1993 by board and staff at Sport BC as a way to help address the challenges faced by many families when registering their children in organized sport. Since then, the program has disbursed over $17M in grants to help more than 70,400 kids across British Columbia participate in sports.
For more information:
KidSport BC Fundraising Manager
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 Acuitas Therapeutics
Founded in February 2009, Vancouver-based Acuitas Therapeutics (www.acuitastx.com) is a private biotechnology company that specializes in the development of delivery systems for nucleic acid therapeutics based on lipid nanoparticles. The company partners with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as non-governmental organizations and academic institutes to advance nucleic acid therapeutics into clinical trials and to the marketplace. The team works with partners to develop new therapies to address unmet clinical needs based on its internationally recognized capabilities in delivery technology. Acuitas Therapeutics has agreements in place with several partners to use its proprietary lipid nanotechnology in the development of COVID-19 vaccines. These include Pfizer/BioNTech for COMIRNATY®, which has received full approval in the U.S. and Canada and is authorized for Emergency Use in Europe, the UK and many other countries. The Acuitas team is currently working on therapeutics focused on addressing cancer, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, rabies, and other serious diseases.
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 sport. 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