ALL Kids Can Play at Mayor’s Cup
So ALL Kids Can Play is the theme of the third annual Mayor’s Cup hockey game.
Fundraising for the Comox Valley chapter of KidSport is the focus for this year’s event to ensure that no kid is left on the sidelines due to financial barriers.
The puck will drop at 6:30 a.m. on March 18 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena No. 1.
Mayor Paul Ives will captain last year’s winning Comox team and once again challenge the rival Courtenay team captained by past mayor Greg Phelps. They will be joined by event organizer Dr. Paul Helpard.
Helpard is a local champion of children’s charities, dedicating much of his personal and profession time to helping children. It was his vision of assisting children that lead to the creation of the Mayors Cup in 2011.
The idea has taken off and has become an annual event that raises funds to help children’s charities.
Al Perich, chair of KidSport Comox Valley, is pleased to suit up and join the group on ice to raise awareness and much-needed funds. The local chapter of KidSport was founded in 2008 to assist Valley kids under the age of 18 to participate in the sport of their dreams. Applications are available on line at www.kidsportcomox.ca.
Grants are typically $250/child with priority given to first-time applications. The local chapter has also been working diligently with sponsors and donors to help provide sporting equipment that is not covered by the grants.
Show your support by attending the Mayor’s Cup on March 18 at 6:30 a.m. at the Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena No. 1.
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