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Lacrosse gear is needed for the March 8 KidSport Tri-Cities spring sale - tri-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Lacrosse gear is needed for the March 8 KidSport Tri-Cities spring sale
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PUBLISHED FEB. 21, 2014

 

If you’re looking for two wheels at a bargain price, the KidSport Tri-Cities’ spring sale  is the place to go next month.

Executive director Chris Wilson said about 60 used bikes — left over from previous events as well as YMCA donations — are up for grabs on March 8 at Riverside secondary school in Port Coquitlam.

Buyers can also pick through hundreds of items of second-hand sports gear, from skis and snowboards to hockey and figure skates, that the community has offered to the organization over the past year; it is stored in a basement at Como Lake middle school.

Still, while it has a plethora of athletic goods, KidSport Tri-Cities is always on the hunt for more youth lacrosse clothing and equipment.

“They last a long time so we don’t see much out there,” Wilson said. “There is always a need.”

Donations can be dropped off between Feb. 26 and March 7 at the PoCo recreation complex, Port Moody rec complex, Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam, Riverside secondary and Thiftopolis (D-2579 Lougheed Hwy., PoCo).

Last year’s spring sale brought in $18,000 to help pay for sports registrations.

In 2013, Wilson said KidSport was able to provide $130,000 in grants to 635 children whose families are in financial need.

SALE MARCH 8

• Admission to Kid-Sport’s used sporting goods sale on March 8 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is by donation or with a food bank item. Riverside secondary is located at 2215 Reeve St. in PoCo. Information: kidsporttricities.ca.

 

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

 

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