2012 SAA Charity Fund Recipients

Each year the Steveston Athletic Association provides donations to charities through the SAA Charity Fund. SAA Charity Fun recipients are nominated by members. This is a way for the club and its members to give back to the community we live and participate in. The 2012 SAA Charity Fund Recipients were awarded at our recent AGM to: Kidsport Richmond, Pathways Clubhouse, the Rotary’s Rec for Kids program, and Special Olympics BC . The SAA has donated $1250 to each of these four well deserving charities and we thank them for making a difference in our community.

Kidsport British Columbia, Richmond Community Chapter

KidSportâ„¢ believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSportâ„¢ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. (nominated by Stephen)

Richmond Pathways Clubhouse

Pathways Clubhouse offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to our members who have a mental illness.  Members reclaim their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on the person’s strengths and talents rather than their illness.  We work together as a group and create opportunities for members to return to school, gain employment, have a place to live, connect with their families, make new friends and create multiple successes. (nominated by Debbie)

Rotary’s Rec for Kids

REC stands for Recycle Equipment and Cycles.  Donations of slightly used equipment and cycles will be refurbished and distributed to children in need. Originally set up by Rotarians from the South Surrey, Surrey and Cloverdale clubs to assist children in need get the sports equipment they require to become active and healthy. REC For Kids continues to serve the needs of children in our communities. (nominated by Amanda)

Special Olympics BC, Richmond

Special Olympics is a worldwide program providing sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. Sport Canada recognizes Special Olympics Canada as the main provider of these services to people who have an intellectual disability. Incorporated in 1980, Special Olympics British Columbia now joins over two million athletes from over 160 countries throughout the world. (nominated by Marinus, Heather volunteers as a coach)

A big thank-you to the 2013 SAA Charity Committee members for the work in overseeing this charity selection process: Jan Frail, Debbie Samson, and Michelle Horstmann. The Charity Fund is coordinated by Michelle LaPorte.

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