January 31, 2006
SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ Program manages to
tackle a new milestone
The SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ Program has proved
its importance to the kids of Saskatchewan, once again. On January 31,
2006, SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ ambassador and Saskatchewan
Roughrider, Paul McCallum, presented KidSport™ Volunteer Chair, Don
McDougall, with a cheque in the amount of $28,839.
Throughout the Roughriders 2005 CFL Season, SaskEnergy
donated $25 per Roughrider field goal, $25 per offensive pass completion
and $100 per touchdown to KidSport™ Saskatchewan — a charity that helps
children from families facing financial obstacles to participate in
community sports programs.
The Catch for KidSport™ program managed to reach a new
milestone this year with the eight year total reaching almost $225,000.
To date, over 3,100 underprivileged kids have accessed the fund.
"SaskEnergy is extremely proud to be associated with an
organization such as KidSport™ that is dedicated to giving the children
of Saskatchewan opportunities that they may not otherwise have," says
Leslie Gosselin, Manager of Advertising and Community Relations for
SaskEnergy. "The kids learn many valuable lessons from being able to
participate in their favorite sports. They learn teamwork, discipline,
the significance of living an active and healthy lifestyle, and most
importantly how to set goals and dream big."
KidSport™ Saskatchewan has 41committees across the
province that help an average of 3,400 children per year participate in
over 60 different sports from archery to wrestling.
"On behalf of KidSport™ and all of the kids that have
benefited from the Catch for KidSport ™ program, I would like to thank
SaskEnergy for their continued support and dedication to ensuring that
Saskatchewan kids have the opportunity to grow and succeed," says
KidSport™ Volunteer Chair, Don McDougall. "This new milestone proves
that they are making a difference to the thousands of children that use
our program each and every year."
Donations to the program can be made by calling
1-800-319-GAME or by visiting the SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ website
http://catchforkidsport.saskenergy.com/. Donations can also be
mailed to the SaskEnergy Catch for KidSport™ Program, c/o KidSport™
Saskatchewan, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 2L7.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (306) 777-9842
Cell: (306) 535-6569