May designated as Kidsport month

Kidsport is an organization that allows children to get into sports even though there could be financial barriers.

May has been designated by the Government of Saskatchewan as “Kidsport Month.”

“Sport and recreation play such an important role in the health and well-being for children and youth,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said in a news release. “Participation in sport at a young age teaches life skills that will help our children in all aspects of life and has positive effects on both their mental and physical development. Thank you to KidSport for allowing children in our province to participate by assisting with financial barriers.”

Golf programming falls under the mandate of the Kidsport funding program. The organization won’t fund tournament entry fees or golf camps, but lessons and equipment purchases are eligible.

For more information on applying to Kidsport for funding, confidently of course can be found here.

In 2020, even with COVID-19 restrictions and the different look of many organized sports, KidSport Saskatchewan granted $656,050 to assist 3,751 children and youth in province to get off the sidelines and into the game. That’s in addition to the over $13 million raised and more than 150,000 kids helped since KidSport in Saskatchewan started in 1995.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of our partners, sponsors, donors and volunteers who help us to eliminate the financial barriers associated with participation in organized sport,” said Jerry Shoemaker, Provincial KidSport Committee Chair. “By giving kids the chance to experience the power of sport, we are providing them with the opportunities to learn skills and lessons that can help them throughout their lives.”