Local amateur sport organizations continue to reap the benefits from the two occasions when Kimberley hosted the BC Winter Games. The City has entrusted Kimberley & District Community Foundation to manage the Legacy Funds from those games, and this year’s grants totaled $4,122.
Theresa Cundiff, Community Foundation Director in charge of Grants, said, “We again had some excellent grant applications, and five local sport groups will receive money.”
Here are the highlights:
North Star Skating Club. The funds are for coaching development. They have approximately 57 skaters and this grant will help train local girls by paying their entry fee into courses held in Vancouver and Edmonton.
Kimberley Minor soccer. As the Purcell Park is nearing completion, there is a need for proper equipment for this new facility. This grant will help purchase new goals for youth soccer and adult soccer clubs.
Kimberley Minor Hockey Association funds for volunteer training and education. Volunteers have to take this course called “Respect In Sport.”
North Star Ski Racers and All Mountain program. This grant will purchase five or six more reconditioned radios for communication.
Kimberley Minor Baseball/Softball Association. Kimberley Minor Ball would like to extend the girls’ softball opportunities to include Bantam Girls (13 to 15 age group) and they require equipment (bats, back catcher gear, helmets, softballs, bases etc.).
The cheques were presented by Community Foundation directors Ken Rintoul and Steve Brine at Kimberley’s Alpine Ski Resort on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Here are some more of the happy recipients: