COPP donates $5,000 to KidSport Manitoba 0
In this file photo, Leanne Traynor of KidSport Manitoba accepted a cheque for $5,000 from the Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) at the 6th annual golf tournament in 2012. The organization is currently looking for more volunteers. (QMI AGENCY File Photo)
The Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) in Portage la Prairie was able to donate $5,000 to KidSport Manitoba, Tuesday, thanks to its 6th annual COPP/RCMP golf tournament.
There was $4,000 raised from the golf tournament as well as $1,000 donated by the Royal Bank which contributed to the total.
“Since 2006 the COPP golf tournament has raised $17,217.29 for KidSport plus the money that was raised this year,” said Leanne Traynor, regional director for KidSport Manitoba. “This year was $4,000 plus a $1,000 donation from Royal Bank.”
And many of those funds do wind up coming back to our local children.
“Since 2006 – not including our final numbers for 2012 – we have given out a total of $25,000 to this area,” said Traynor.
KidSports helps children who may not be able to afford to play sports to take part by paying their registration fees.
“This money from this golf tournament has gone a long way to helping us meet the needs here in the Portage area,” said Traynor. “This goes a long way in getting them active and involved, and hopefully leading a long and active life.”
But it wouldn’t be all possible without the help of many partners.
“I just want to thank both Royal Bank and COPP and the RCMP because without them there would be a lot less kids that we would be able to help,” said Traynor.
More to come on this story.