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The Sport For Kids Foundation is a charity organization whose mission is the furthering of the personal well-being in youth and the building of communities through involvement in organized sport.



Copyright: The Sport for Kids Foundation
 



Pembridge teams up with S’port for Kids and donates $5000

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:58:36 -0400

Pembridge looks forward to building community awareness of the beneficial effects of sport. S’port for Kids Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in our disadvantaged communities through sports and team involvement. S’port for Kids is able to offer youth aged six to 18 a chance to get involved in organized sports and become part of a team.



Kelsey's makes a donation for kids

Mon, 5 May 2008 15:15:42 -0400

Kelsey's donated $2,500 to S’port for Kids. On May 5, 2008 our Foundation Director and President, Alex Yuan was on hand to receive the donation from Kelsey's.



S’port for Kids received $2,700 from CORA fundraising effort...

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:11:29 -0400

On April 21, 2008, Cora opened their 91st Franchise restaurant in Richmond Hill. The S'port for Kids Foundation was Cora's charity of choice and donated $2700 to the foundation. Our former Mayor Bill Bell and our ambassador to the foundation Pauline Chan joined us to receive the donation.



Paul Henderson will be the honorary chair of the S'port for Kids 2007 Gala

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 13:30:49 -0500

In 2007 The S'port for Kids Foundation will celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary. We are proud to announce that Paul Henderson, Hockey Legend and Member of the Order of Canada, will be the honorary chair of the S'port for Kids 2007 Gala.



Rogers Cable raises $10,000 from their annual golf tournament

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:23:09 -0400

On July 12, 2006 – Rogers Cable donated $10,000 to S’port for Kids at the Rogers Cable annual golf tournament. Rogers V.P. and our foundation chair – Earl Dusek was at the golf tournament to present the cheque to the foundation.



Let the Children Play 2006 Video

Tue, 6 Jun 2006 14:54:23 -0400

Let the Children Play 2006

See our new Sport for Kids Foundation video presentation featuring Paul Henderson, Tracy Wilson and others.

Click to view video presentation.




Durham Gaelic Football Club

Thu, 18 May 2006 10:28:25 -0400

The Durham Gaelic Football Club has a FREE youth camp program, for kids aged 5-18yrs, being held every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm, starting May 27-June 24. The sport originated in Ireland and Gaelic Football is a fun, non-contact sport for boys and girls of all ages to enjoy. It's a fast paced free flowing game combining skills found in soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Jeff O'Neill, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be at the first day of camp. For more information, please go to the Durham Gaelic Football Club website.
www.durhamgfc.com



Catch the Sport For Kids 2006 Gala on Rogers

Tue, 16 May 2006 10:34:07 -0400

Catch the Sport For Kids 2006 Gala on Rogers. The event will air on Rogers Television on Saturday, May 27 at 9:30pm.

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The 2006 Sport for Kids Ball was better then ever!

Mon, 15 May 2006 10:24:43 -0400

The 2006 Sport for Kids Ball was held on Saturday, May 13th, 2006. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Andria Petrillo and Pauline Chan, Sport for Kids Foundation Ambassador - CTV News Anchor. The night was a wonderful affair, featuring the music of Dan Hill, accomplished singer, songwriter and producer. Cheryl Pounder, our keynote speaker for the evening, delivered a heart-warming and inspirational message to all of our guests.

We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers who consistently give their time, energy, and support to the Sport for Kids Foundation. We will continue to deliver on our promise to raise community awareness of the beneficial effects of sports on the healthy development of children and youth.



Sport for Kids 2006 gala keynote speaker will be Cheryl Pounder

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:36:49 -0400

The Sport for Kids 2006 Gala keynote speaker will be Cheryl Pounder. She owns gold medals from two Olympic, five World and seven National Championships. Her first gold medal came in 1994, but she failed to make the Team Canada roster for 1997 or 1998. Overcoming this setback — through hard work — she returned and won in 1999, and was also there for victories in 2000, 2001 and 2004. Her Olympic gold medals were won at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City and at the 2006 Games in Torino. Cheryl comes from a fine hockey pedigree. Her grandfather, Phil Wimmer, was GM of the Montreal Jr. Canadiens team that won back-to-back Memorial Cups in 1968-69 and 1969-70.

Pounder started skating in her back yard on a home-made rink. She initially played with her two brothers, Kirk and Gary, before switching to a girls hockey league in Mississauga. She also played ringette — a hockey-like game on ice, played usually by girls, using sticks with no blades and a ring instead of a puck. Pounder graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with honours in kinesiology in the summer of 2000. Also a national champion in softball and flatwater canoeing, ‘Pounds” says her sporting role model has been three-time Olympic rowing medallist Silken Laumann, who also hails from Mississauga.

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The Sport for Kids Ball 2006

Fri, 1 Jul 2005 10:40:17 -0400

On Saturday, May 13th, 2006 - the Benefit Gala promises to be unlike any fundraising event you have ever attended. Our honorary Event Chair is Tracy Wilson; Olympic Medallist, Sport Analyst, Sport for Kids Ambassador and Member of the Order of Canada. All these describe the phenomenal career Tracy Wilson has lived. Tracy has been an instrumental ambassador, helping to promote the beneficial effects of sports on the healthy development of children and youth. Join us to celebrate and you will make a difference, giving our children a sporting chance.

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Rogers Cable makes a donation

Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:43:48 -0400

For Immediate Release

June 20th, 2005 - Rogers Cable announced that the Sport for Kids Foundation will receive $10,000 raised from their annual golf tournament for the Rogers Cable VIP, staff and suppliers. This was the second year Rogers Cable presented a $10,000 donation to support our cause. S’port for Kids Foundation Chairman Earl Dusek, Director Sean Murphy, committee member Rebecca Edgar and many friends from Rogers Cable were at the cheque presentation.

Earl Dusek has personally supported the S’port for Kids Foundation for several years by volunteering his time with the S’port for Kids Foundation. The Sport for Kids Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for today’s youth by providing them with an opportunity to participate in healthy sporting activities. Their main objective is to foster a strong sense of self worth, teamwork, leadership and community through organized sport. S’port for Kids relies exclusively on charitable contributions and special events to raise the funds necessary to support organized sporting activities. One hundred percent of the dollars raised by The S’port for Kids Foundation are directed to these essential programs.

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York Region makes a contribution to Sport for Kids

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:47:29 -0400

On July 19th , 2005 our Hon. Chairman – Mayor Bill Bell, of the Town of Richmond Hill, presented a $20,000 cheque to the S’port for Kids Foundation. The donation was from the York Region Chairman- Bill Fisch Charity Golf Tournament. S’port for Kids was selected as one of their 2005 charities of choice.

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The 2nd annual Sport For Kids Invitational, at Spectrum Community School

Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:07:27 -0400

Second annual Sport For Kids Invitational

Victoria, B.C. Canada

Members of the media teamed up and rasied funds for youth in the second annual Sport for Kids Invitational, at Spectrum Community School. Students and teachers from Spectrum Community School in Victoria beat the Media Team by a score of 1-0. As the score indicates, it was a very close game. The New VI's sports anchor Jason Pires played a stellar game in net for the Media team. At the other end, Guy Chester picked up the shutout for Spectrum. Last year the Media Team lost to Victoria High by a score of 7-3.

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Charity Golf Classic 2004 raises $100,000

Tue, 6 Jul 2004 10:53:28 -0400

We are happy to announce that The Charity Golf Classic raised $100,000 for Sport for Kids. This was the 7th annual charity golf tournament hosted by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and Metafore Corporation. Sport for Kids was the charity of choice for this year. Michael Bator (CEO of DPCSB) and Enza Alexander (Vice President of Metafore Corp) were the driving force for the success of the tournament.

Some of our Sport for Kids members were at hand to participate. Special thanks to Tracy Wilson (Hon. Chair for the Charity Golf tournament & SFK Ambassador) - she also brought many of her friends like Damon Allen, Brian Oser, Jennifer Robinson, and Barb Underhill to participate at the tournament. Pauline Chan (CFTO News/SFK Ambassador), Sheilagh Johnson (Children's Aid) and our one and only Earl Dusek (SFK Director) and his Rogers Team came to help at the tournament.

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ScotiaBank donates 100 Toronto Argo tickets to Sport For Kids

Mon, 7 Jun 2004 16:05:03 -0400

Scotiabank makes donation to help kids have fun

June 7, 2004

With the help of Michael D. Ford, Scotiabank, of the Markville Shopping Centre, has made a contribution to the Sport For Kids Foundation by donating 100 tickets to the Toronto Argonauts for the June 15th game. With these tickets, S’port for Kids is able to send children from the Regent Park, Yonge Street Mission and Stay in School and Keep the Peace Basketball to attend the game which otherwise they will not be able to afford for the experience.

With supporters like Scotiabank, we can provide underprivileged children the tools to becoming model citizens and business leaders for tomorrow. Without your help, many children will continue to suffer. The Sport for Kids Foundation intends to raise the necessary funds to help less fortunate kids participate in and benefit from organized sport. Grants from the S’port for Kids Foundation created various after-school activities, better equipment and summer camp programs. In result over 4,700 children are now able to participate in these newly organized programs. Unfortunately the proceeds raised have not been enough, as thousands of children are still found wandering the streets with no sense of belonging or value.

 




Durham Family Court Clinic to receive $11,000 grant

Wed, 2 Jun 2004 15:48:35 -0400

Media Alert

(image) Durham Family Court Clinic to receive $11,000 grant


What: Earl Dusek, Director of Strategic Planning of Sport for Kids Foundation will present The Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC) with a cheque for $11,000 on behalf of the S’port for Kids Foundation. The DFCC is an organization that provides counselling services to at-risk children and youth and promotes the advancement of their participation in sports and leisure activities as a means to enhance their physical health, life skills and self-image. The $11,000 grant from the S’port for Kids Foundation will support the DFCC’s Connecting Our Kids program.

Who: Earl Dusek, Director of Strategic Planning of Sport for Kids Foundation
Vicky Visca, Executive Director, Durham Family Court Clinic


When: Friday, June 4th, 2004
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Refreshments to follow presentation

Where: Rogers Cable
301 Marwood Drive
Oshawa, ON L1H 1J4

For more information, please contact the Sport For Kids Foundation at 905-886-4392




George Chuvalo and the Toronto Sun

Sat, 17 Apr 2004 15:52:32 -0400

George Chuvalo, Honorary Chair of the S’port For Kids Ball 2004, takes time to talk to Toronto Sun.






George Chuvalo, Honorary Chair of the Sport for Kids Ball and former boxing champion

Fri, 2 Apr 2004 15:58:31 -0400

April 2, 2004 - For Immediate Release

MEDIA ALERT

Who?
George Chuvalo, Honorary Chair of the S’port for Kids Ball and former boxing champion, is asking the media to team up with him to raise $100,000 and give needy youth a chance to live their sports dreams.

What?
The S’port For Kids Ball will be held on Saturday, May 1 (6 pm) at the Premier Ballroom, Richmond Hill.

When?
12-2:00 pm

Where?
Children’s Aid Foundation, 25 Spadina Ave. (Just north of Bloor, East side street)

Why?
George is asking for your support in raising $100,000 to give needy youth an opportunity to play sports in safe environments. With government cuts to recreation, thousands of youth in the GTA hang out on the streets and are pressured to join gangs and drug rings because they don’t have funds to participate in healthy recreation and sports activities.

The Foundation has provided $400,000 for community sports since 2000 and helped over 3,700 disadvantaged youth, six to 18 years of age, children in foster care and new immigrants, who otherwise are denied the opportunity to participate in sports.

The S’port for Kids Ball on May 1 will raise funds for after-school sports initiatives in St. James Town, Regent Park and the Malvern community, where there is increased gun violence and one of the highest percentages of single mothers living under the poverty line in Canada. A few amateur stars in the community programs recently qualified as candidates for university sport scholarships.
Support at www.sportforkids.ca

Click to see our fact sheet

Media Contact:
Lynne Beckett, Becklyn Communications – (416) 781-8301

S’port for Kids Ball Contact:
Alex Yuan, President, S’port for Kids Foundation – (905) 886-4392




Victoria High School Hosts Media Hockey Stars at the Sport For Kids Invitational in Victoria, B.C. Canada

Thu, 25 Mar 2004 16:00:17 -0400

Victoria High School Hosts Media Hockey Stars

Sport for Kids Invitational (Victoria, B.C. Canada)

(image) Members of the media are teaming up to raise funds for youth in organized sports on April 28, 2004. The Sport for Kids Invitational features radio and television personalities taking on Vic High students and teachers in a fun floor hockey game. The media team includes Hudson Mack (CH TV,) Sara P (Zone 91.3 FM,) Al Ferraby (CFAX 1070) and Dan Kahan (Shaw TV). The sports department from The New VI will also take part; Jason Pires, Mira Laurence and Darren Harbord. Political commentator Moe Sihota and VILand News host Erick Thompson (who is a director with Sport for Kids) round out the media lineup.

The Sport for Kids Invitational is open to the public and admission is by donation. All funds raised go to Sport for Kids Foundation.

(image) As a registered national charitable organization, Sport for Kids Foundation promotes the purity of youth via the beneficial effects of organized sport. By raising funds for youth in organized sports, aged six to 18 years, Sport for Kids aims to improve the quality of life for children and hopes to make a difference in our deprived communities.

The Sport for Kids Foundation is managed by an active volunteer Board of Directors. Also, we rely exclusively on special events and charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and gifts-in-kind to support organized sport. One of our proudest claims is that we allocate 100% of our net proceeds to deserving youth.

Wednesday, April 28 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Victoria High School, 1260 Grant Street, Victoria 250-388-5456

Contact: Erick Thompson 250-414-6561




Pauline Chan, News Anchor for CFTO News, will be a part of the Ontario Instant Millions Media Charity Challenge

Wed, 7 Jan 2004 16:01:59 -0400

Date: January 7, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY

TORONTO MEDIA PERSONALITIES TAKE CHARITIES FOR A RIDE AND WIN!

IT’S THE ONTARIO INSTANT MILLIONS MEDIA CHARITY CHALLENGE

Toronto media personalities are taking their favourite charities for a ride, but it’s the charities that will win up to $15,000 with the ONTARIO INSTANT MILLIONS MEDIA CHARITY CHALLENGE!

What: The charity challenge will feature Toronto Media personality contestants playing a version of a scratch and win game, with each guaranteed to win at least $2,000 and as much as $5,000 for a favoured charity. The backdrop is a GO Train, completely decorated as the famed Orient Express - one of the actual prizes of the current Ontario Instant Millions promotion.

Who: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten will be on hand to award the cheques to the charities. The Media personalities attending are Pauline Chan from CFTO News, Christine Crosbie from Global News and Sarika Sehgal from Toronto 1. Local City Councillor Mark Grimes will also participate.

Where: Heated tent at GO’s Willowbrook Train Yard at 125 Judson Street (Lakeshore Blvd. and Islington Avenue). QEW exit at Islington, head south towards Lakeshore Blvd, second street is Judson, turn left (east), turn right onto the first driveway. Park to the left in front of GO train tracks.

When: Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Event expected to run 45 minutes.

ONTARIO INSTANT MILLIONS tickets, and information on how to win the trip on the Orient Express, are now available province-wide at more than 10,000 lottery retailers, and on the OLGC website (www.OLGC.ca).

MEDIA CONTACT: Teresa Roncon, OLGC www.olgc.ca




20th Century Fox lends a hand to Sport For Kids

Tue, 30 Sep 2003 16:03:11 -0400

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Tuesday, September 30

Rosedale Park 20 Scholfield Ave.

(image) In promotion of the DVD release of the sleeper hit Bend it Like Beckham, Twentieth Century Fox made a contribution to the Sport for Kids Foundation.
Media on-hand included Claude Feig and Pauline Chan from CFTO News, Catherine Humphrey from CP24, Allan Leung from Ming Pao News. Global Television was also at the event.

(image) The media had a chance to learn how to Bend it like Beckham! Craig Forrest former Canadian Men's National Team soccer player was on-hand to teach soccer basics and some tricks. Bend it Like Beckham for charity coincided with the FIFA 2003 Women's World Cup finals.

The Twentieth Century Fox "Bent it Like Beckham" project was organized by Lisa Lupynec and Jennifer Alsop from Media Profile.