Helping kids play sport
KidSport Corporate Challenge launched
Superheroes and villains will be the theme for Sport P.E.I.’s first KidSport Corporate Challenge.
Event co-ordinator Adam Lowther said the event is aimed at creating laughter and enjoyment for participants.
The day will consist of eight separate challenges that will test both physical and mental agility, with points being awarded for the completion of specific tasks.
The team with the most points at the end of the competition will be crowned the winner. Each participant is asked to dress up as their favourite superhero or villain, and prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
“We hope to create an event that is unique, fun and challenging,” Lowther said. “Our aim is to make this an annual event, and when the teams leave, they will be looking forward to participating again next year.”
The challenge will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, in Charlottetown. It is limited to 16 teams of eight and will raise funds for KidSport P.E.I., a charity which helps children whose families face financial barriers to participate in organized sports programs.
Lowther said he is delighted with the response.
“The generosity of the corporate community has been very special and we can’t stress how thankful we are for all of their support,” he said.
“It is very clear that in a small province like P.E.I., sport has a great impact on people’s lives. We all realize the many benefits that our youth receive from participating in sport and KidSport P.E.I. is in place to ensure that all our Island youth have that opportunity.”
Since its inception in 1997, requests for KidSport grants have increased.
There has been $1.18 million distributed to more than 6,500 Island children, to cover the cost of registration fees and/or equipment.
With this increasing demand, Sport P.E.I. identified more revenue was needed to ensure no Island children were turned away.
Sport P.E.I. executive director Gemma Koughan said it has wonderful donors, corporate supporters and receives help from government.
Team entry is $850 and more information can be found at www.sportpei.pe.ca or by calling Lowther at 902-368-4110. Sponsorship packages are also available for those interested.
The KidSport P.E.I. Corporate Challenge will take place Aug. 29 in Charlottetown. From left are Sport P.E.I.’s Adam Lowther as Superman and Subaru of Charlottetown’s Greg Morris and Darren Noonan. Subaru has committed to be a world champion sponsor of the event.