Shout outs, kudos, and big thanks all round!
A huge thank you to everyone for making the 4th annual Corporate Kids Challenge on September 14, 2013 such a success – and for partying like it was, well, 1993.
Your support, donations and sportsmanship – and hilarious nostalgia for everything 90s – made KidSport's 20th anniversary one to remember. (Check out some photos below.)
Even better, you helped raise more than $530,000 for KidSport BC, giving hundreds of deserving kids the chance to play a season of sport!
"For me this event [the Corporate Kids Challenge] is very important because it gives me the chance to give back to an organization that has given me so much."
Richard Hortness – two-time Canadian Olympian in swimming and former recipient of KidSport funding
"Sport creates so many opportunities for us to learn about teamwork, camaraderie and fair play—it helps make us stronger citizens and builds stronger communities."
Michelle Stilwell — five-time Canadian Paralympic medal winner in basketball and athletics and BC Liberal MLA
Congratulations to Marsh/ACE, the winning corporate team of this year's challenge.
Save the date! We look forward to seeing you at the 5th annual Corporate Kids Challenge on September 13, 2014.
For now, check out photos from this year's fantastic event:
About the Corporate Kids Challenge
The Corporate Kids Challenge is an annual fundraising event presented by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers at the company's headquarters in Burnaby, BC, Canada. All proceeds go to support KidSport BC. Corporate teams from the Greater Vancouver area team up with Olympians, professional athletes and local celebrities, and then face off in a series of fun sports day challenges (think tug-of-war). The day concludes with a live and silent charity auction featuring auction items donated by local companies and members of the business community. The first Corporate Kids Challenge was held in 2009.
All kids should be given the opportunity to develop healthy lifestyles, no matter the financial barriers that may exist. Staying physically active helps encourage children to maintain healthy habits throughout their whole lives. The challenges that come with playing sports also teach children valuable life lessons and skills including leadership, hard work, dedication and self-confidence.
KidSport was established in 1993 by Sport BC. KidSport is a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada. With the help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!' Learn more at KidSportCanada.ca.