Activities teed up to benefit KidSport

Groups seeking one-day volunteers for the annual Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Oct. 11

Gold medal Olympian Jon Montgomery is among the golfers for the upcoming KidSport Victoria annual Victoria Golf Club Men’s Links to Change on Sept. 12, which benefits KidSport.

Last year the tournament raised more than $25,000 for KidSport Victoria, enough to fund 100 children’s registrations towards a season of sport.

Montgomery, a former skeleton champion, is the current host of Amazing Race Canada and will speak following the dinner and reception portion of the evening.

Sept. 6 to 13 is the first annual KidSport Week, a provincewide series of events.

Victoria’s is one of the largest KidSport chapters in the country, annually  funding more than 1,200 local children into sport, with grants totalling over $400,000 each year.

KidSport is also seeking volunteers. One-day volunteers are needed for the annual Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

On a more permanent basis, KidSport seeks one or more volunteers to join the administrative volunteer team. The duties of that job are available by contacting manager Jill Shaw at jillshaw@kidsportvictoria.ca or 250-380-1518.

KidSport Victoria serves youth athletes from families who meet the financial requirements for Saanich, Victoria, Colwood, Langford, Oak Bay, Sidney, Sooke and Esquimalt.

 

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