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KidSport Nelson shows support to aspiring athletes by handing out $27,366 in grants

Members of KidSport Nelson gathered to salute the many donors to the local organization during the Leaf/Spokane game last week at the NDCC Arena. Pictured, back row, L-R, Fred Brown, Jennifer Lehmann (KidSport (KS), Shane Taylor (Nelson Soccer Ass'n), Laurie Timmermans (KS), Corey &Tina Viala (Leafs), Pat & John Dooley (KIJHL), Ann McDonnell (KS) and Matt Martin (KS). Front, Bill McDonnell (KS) and Boone Dooley. Missing, Marie Martin (KidSport committee) and Moab Martin. — Submitted photo

KidSport Nelson is paying off in a big way for local athletes, shelling out grants to young, aspiring competitors to the tune of $27,366 in 2017.

To thank donors, KidSport Nelson hosted a get together during Saturday's KIJHL game at the NDCC Arena between the Nelson Leafs and Spokane Braves.

Thanks to the support of the local community, KidSport Nelson has distributed more than $190,000 to over 1150 young athletes of several sports since our inception in 2007.