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Sport sale raises $11k

The KidSport sale of used sports gear was a huge success at the PoCo rec centre on Sunday. - CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The KidSport sale of used sports gear was a huge success at the PoCo rec centre on Sunday.
— image credit: CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

More than 65 Tri-City families will be able to enroll their kids in sports this year thanks to the most successful KidSport Tri-Cities equipment sale ever.

The one-day used sporting goods sale raised more than $11,000 in just four hours Sunday, a figure that is expected to easily exceed $13,000 next month when the remainder of the goods will be sold on consignment.

By the time the Port Coquitlam rec complex doors opened at 10 a.m. for KidSport’s annual spring sale, a lineup of people about 200 feet long had already snaked its way around the building, said event organizer Chris Wilson.

More than 1,250 people came out to the sale, snapping up everything from baseball bats to bicycles.

Wilson credited the hard work and efficiency of the KidSport volunteers with making the event such a success.

The next KidSport equipment sale will be its annual summer event Aug. 13 at Coquitlam sports centre.

Last year, KidSport Tri-Cities helped to enrol more than 400 local kids in organized athletics.

KidSport Tri-Cities was established in 2006 as part of the wider KidSport network, which, since 1993, has grown to include more than 150 community chapters across Canada and raised more than $5 million to enrol 45,000 kids in sports who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to participate.

 

tcoyne@tricitynews.com

 

 

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