July 8, 2019
Mr. Larry Martel
Dear Mr. Martel,
On behalf of KidSport BC, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the entire KIJHL for your tremendous support over the past number of years via the Subway Power Play.
Since choosing KidSport as the recipient of this initiative in 2013, the Subway Power Play has raised more than $70,000 to help get kids off the sidelines and into the game! Roughly translated, this means that over 200 kids have had the chance to play a season of sport thanks to the support of Subway and the KIJHL.
As you may know, we have local volunteer driven chapters in 100 Mile House, Trail, Vernon, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson and Summerland. In the rest of the communities where you have teams in BC, applications for KidSport support come to our provincial office.
Last year alone, KidSport support, totaled over $250,000 in those communities where the KIJHL has teams. To give you some numbers, we were able to help 215 kids in Kamloops, over 80 in Creston, more than 50 in Chase and 121 in Nelson. The support provided by the KIJHL Subway Power Play helped KidSport to not only get kids in the game, but afforded an opportunity for us to heighten our awareness at your games and among your fan base.
On behalf of the more than 7,300 kids we were able to assist across British Columbia last year, we thank you for your support. I’ve attached a letter from one of our grant recipients so that you can see the impact that KidSport support has on the lives of these young athletes.
Thanks once again.
Director, KidSport BC