Brenda Ingram

Brenda Ingram

A home run for KidSport

Tyler Evans was pleased to donate $1,200 to the Summerland Chapter of KidSport.

Tyler Evans, who sits on the Action Festival board as director of the Slo-Pitch Tournament, was pleased to donate $1,200 to the Summerland Chapter of KidSport.

These funds will go directly to help local children play the sports they love.

More than 70 teams participate in the Summerland Action Festival Slo-Pitch tournament from all across the province and beyond.

This large scale event attracts a wide range of athletes from the highly competitive teams to the outrageously dressed teams out for fun.

Making it to the playoffs in your division is a highlight.  The word around the field is that earning the prized top t-shirt for Division A, B, C or D is the sought after trophy.

Last year was the first year that Evans was the Slo-Pitch Tournament director.

After collecting all the fees from the teams, paying for usage of the ball-fields and other expenses, he was able to donate $1,200 towards KidSport.

Recreation Manager, Brenda Ingram said, “Tyler came on last year and did a great job.  He is very organized, personable and obviously knows how to put together such a large tournament.  We are very thankful for this donation to KidSport and its benefits to Summerland kids.”

“I believe it is important for kids to be involved in sports, it teaches so many life skills like teamwork and dedication. It was a pleasure to be able to donate money to a great cause” Evans said.

KidSport believes that no child should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sport.

KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

For an application or to find out more about the Summerland Chapter of KidSport, visit the Recreation Office or call 250-494-0447.

Joanne Malar is the program coordinator for Summerland Recreation, three-time Olympic swimmer, 2012 Olympic Commentator, kinesiologist and holistic nutritionist.