Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 11/2/2016 (1574 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A local organization that helps underprivileged kids get involved in sports got a boost from a hockey legend this week.
The Bobby Hull Foundation for Children donated $10,000 to KidSport Winnipeg Feb. 9, with Hull presenting a giant cheque to Kidsport's athlete ambassador and Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele in St. Louis, Mo. The fundraising event happened before the Jets played against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday. Winnipeg won 2-1.
The money will go toward offseting registration fees for kids who otherwise couldn't afford to participate in sports.
"The Bobby Hull Foundation for Children is proud to support KidSport Winnipeg and to know that we are helping give kids the chance to participate in sports," Hull said in a news release.
"On behalf of KidSport Winnipeg I'd like to thank Bobby and his foundation for their generous donation," Scheifele stated in the release. "It's great to know more kids in Winnipeg will be given the chance to be a part of a team and play a sport they love."
Your support has enabled us to provide free access to stories about COVID-19 because we believe everyone deserves trusted and critical information during the pandemic.
Our readership has contributed additional funding to give Free Press online subscriptions to those that can’t afford one in these extraordinary times — giving new readers the opportunity to see beyond the headlines and connect with other stories about their community.
To those who have made donations, thank you.
To those able to give and share our journalism with others, please Pay it Forward.
The Free Press has shared COVID-19 stories free of charge because we believe everyone deserves access to trusted and critical information during the pandemic.
While we stand by this decision, it has undoubtedly affected our bottom line.
After nearly 150 years of reporting on our city, we don’t want to stop any time soon. With your support, we’ll be able to forge ahead with our journalistic mission.
If you believe in an independent, transparent, and democratic press, please consider subscribing today.
We understand that some readers cannot afford a subscription during these difficult times and invite them to apply for a free digital subscription through our Pay it Forward program.