CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – A Charlottetown aerospace company has come on board as a new major partner with KidSport on Prince Edward Island in 2018.
3 Points Aviation has made a $15,000 contribution to support the program , which helps low-income families apply for grants so their children can participate in organized sport. The funds can be used for registration and/or equipment.
“We are excited about this new partnership,” said Dianne Griffin from 3 Points Aviation. “We look forward to assisting in the continuing success of the KidSport program here on P.E.I. We believe every child deserves a chance to make their dreams come true and we are pleased that we can be a part of this wonderful program.”
KidSport P.E.I. needs to raise about $160,000 annually in order to aid everyone who meets the program’s criteria.
“We work very hard to raise funds for the KidSport program here on P.E.I.,” said Sport P.E.I. president Ryan Innis. “An unfortunate reality is that in the past few years, we haven’t been able to keep up with the demand.”
In recent years, KidSport P.E.I. has received roughly 650 applications a year that meet the program’s criteria. The approval is based on family income levels and yearly funds raised by the program.
“We are always looking for ways to create partnerships, that will increase the funds available for grants, and organizations like 3 Points Aviation make a big difference in our efforts ,” Innis said.
3 Points Aviation joins several other organizations in the program’s major donour category on P.E.I. Sport P.E.I. says they all share the belief that no child should be left on the sideline because of the cost of sport. These partners include DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts, United Way of P.E.I., Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund, the local annual Cooking for KidSport fundraiser and longtime supporter Lorie Kane.
For more information on KidSport, visit kidsport.ca/pei or call 902-368 4110.