A popular football camp for kids from low-income homes is coming back, again with a Blue Bombers great at the helm. On Tuesday, KidSport Winnipeg and retired Bombers tackle Doug Brown announced that the KidSport football camp would return for the fourth year in a row. On April 20, Brown and other current and former Bombers will gather to help kids develop their football and leadership skills. The camp is open to any young athlete who received funding to play football from KidSport, which is a national non-profit administered here by Sport Manitoba.
Blizzard goalie robust
ON the back of a triumphant 3-1 record last week, OCN Blizzard goalie Justin McDonald was named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL player of the week. McDonald, 20, recorded a robust 1.75 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in four games for the week ending March 17.
Kinzel tops in city
THE new AAA varsity girls basketball champions, the Linden Christian Wings, have another honour: team guard Montana Kinzel was named the Home Run Sports urban high school athlete of the week, after helping lead her team to the top spot. Not only did the Grade 11 student lead the team in scoring and earn MVP of the AAA tournament, but she also maintains an 88 per cent average in school and competes in cross-country running, volleyball and track.
Wiebe wins rural award
ON the rural front, Morris Mavericks varsity girls basketball guard Lauren Wiebe was named the Tri-Star rural high school athlete of the week for her efforts, which saw her help lead her team to the AA provincial playoffs, averaging 13 points per game. Wiebe keeps a 92 per cent average in school and competes in soccer, volleyball, badminton and track.