KidSport’s goal is to ensure that ALL Kids Can Play. We strongly believe all kids should be given the opportunity to play the sport they love and that the benefits of sport are tremendous for both the individual and the community.
Since 2004 KidSport Winnipeg has distributed $1,061,550 to cover registration fees for 4,100 children from families who are unable to afford to put their children in sport. Provincially, KidSport Manitoba has distributed $3.5 million providing 22,000 children the opportunity to participate.
KidSport funds over 70 different sports in Manitoba. The sports that receive the highest levels of funding are football, hockey & soccer.
In order to continue to provide this funding KidSport needs to raise $350,000 per year. The kids we support are from low-income families, single-parent and foster families, the new immigrant & refugee community and other underfunded populations. They are kids from a variety of challenged backgrounds with families who for one reason or another find themselves struggling financially and unable to afford sport or equipment needed for participation.