On Friday, October 26, SaskEnergy, its network members, KidSport Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced the start of the fifth season for 'Goals for KidSport', a program that raises funds in communities across Saskatchewan so that all kids have a chance to play sports.

John Eberl, the Chair of KidSport Moose Jaw, said there are a lot of kids who benefit from KidSport. “It varies a little bit from year to year. It would be somewhere from 250 kids up to 400 [kids] over the last five years that I’ve been actively involved.”

Eberl explained some of the local KidSport programs. “Everything from the traditional sports like hockey, baseball, soccer, to some of the individual sports like judo, karate, cheer, and we even support kids going into swimming lessons.”

For every home goal scored by an SJHL team (up to 1,000 goals) during the regular season, $20 is donated to local KidSport chapters. Even though Moose Jaw does not have an SJHL team, KidSport allocates funds based on a community's demographics.

According to Eberl, “Age, ethnicity, background, ability to produce income” are some of the factors considered.

Since 2014, more than $111,000 has been raised across the province.

 

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