Local event raises over $130,000 to help Saskatchewan kids play sports

Global News

REGINA – Hundreds of participants took part in KidSport Regina’s 18th annual Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge, playing a variety of unusual games, Saturday.

“We always bring up the example of hockey where $750 is sometimes not even covering just the registration,” said Lindsay Sutherland, provincial coordinator for Kidsport. “I mean, it’s hard for parents if you can’t afford it, and your child would really benefit from it, so that’s where we come in.”

Last year, KidSport helped about 8,900 kids in Saskatchewan, granting $1.4 million to cover registration fees.

The event, located at the University of the Regina, included 34 teams this year, and a number of odd games, such as ‘shot in the dark beach volleyball,’ which featured a tarp covering the net and lower portion, not letting each team see each other.

Kassidy Smith, a recipient of the program’s registration fee coverage, spoke to the crowd…

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