We spent our Saturday on the football field, cheering on our Edmonton Eskimos!
After the game we got to join our very own Ryan King on the field to meet the boys being sponsored by Kings Kids.
Kings Kids, an arm of KidSport Edmonton works with underprivileged children whose families face financial challenges to enrolling their children in organized sports. KidSport Edmonton believes that no child should be barred from physical activity due to financial need and therefore provides financial assistance for registration fees and access to necessary equipment.
We all know how much it can cost to join an organized sport; with registration costs in the hundreds and equipment costing hundreds more for growing kids that need it replaced every other year. For some families this is the barrier preventing their children from participating.
KidSport Edmonton and Kings Kids strives to provide assistance for some of those kids.
Kings Kids takes children from the program for a special experience during Eskimos home games. The kids get to spend some one on one time with Ryan, tour the locker rooms and leave with more than just Eskimos swag; they leave feeling encouraged, empowered and excited to continue pursue sports and stay active.
For more information on Kings Kids, or to donate to the cause, visit the KidSport website today: Kings Kids