LETHBRIDGE - KidSport and the Alberta Sport Connection have teamed up with Rosenau Transport to bring sports equipment to kids across the province ahead of the Alberta Summer Games in July.
The #RoadtotheGames equipment drive kicks off in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 16, at Save On Foods Centre Village Mall from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The event aims to fill a 53-foot Rosenau Transport Trailer with new and gently used sports equipment to be distributed by Comrie’s Sport Equipment Bank.
Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank is a charity based in Calgary that gathers, recycles, and redistributes sports equipment at no cost to kids who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate.
Thanks to partnering with Rosenau, Comrie’s has been able to participate in a provincial equipment bank using trailers to transport equipment they’ve collected across the province, giving all kids a chance to get off the sidelines and into the game. A release from KidSport states all equipment donated to Comrie’s is cleaned and checked for safety before being given to a child.
The #RoadtotheGames events will be taking place in Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, and Grande Prairie over the weeks leading up the to Alberta Summer Games, held July 19-22 in Grande Prairie.
These events are an opportunity to promote the Alberta Summer Games’ focus of physical fitness through active participation in sport, and to share the message that all kids should have the chance to experience the lifelong benefits of playing a sport.
Organizers say anyone is welcome to join them for a BBQ lunch, drop off new or gently used equipment, and cash donations will also be accepted.
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