News

KidSport aims to help kids and you can help KidSport

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
— image credit: tri-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

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

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Short spring soccer season well underway
 
Selkirk Saints fall to Eastern Washington University Eagles 4 - 1
 
First ‘hell week,’ then home meet for Aquanauts
Cleaning up the competition
 
Short-staffed Riders battle on
 
Elk Valley SuperLeague curling season begins
Get your valve covers started
 
Camaradarie wins at local meet
 
Points North swims to second

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.