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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."