Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Playground to Podium Event

It was a cold and rainy day in Calgary, but we pushed through and made the event a HUGE success! More than $20,000 was raised for Kidsport!

It was so fun to spend time with my friends and fellow athletes and to share some laughs with corporate sponsors.

I was teamed with one of my favourite companies, Cenovus. I did some work with them at the 2010 Games and they are an incredible group of people.

Congrats to Agenda Sport Marketing on a very successful event!

Article Courtesy of Metro Calgary

Olympic athletes help KidSport go for gold


Olympic gymnast Kyle Shewfelt shows off his medal to Rory Leach, 10, yesterday.

July 14, 2010 5:37 a.m.
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Many of Canada’s most beloved athletes were joined by some young Calgary fans yesterday during KidSport’s Playground to Podium fundraising event.

Jon Montgomery, Denny Morrison and Maƫlle Ricker were among more than 15 Olympians who came out to show support for the organization at the Bridgeland/Riverside Community Centre.

“I think as athletes, we all recognize just how powerful sport has been for our lives,” said Olympic speed skater Kristina Groves.

Gymnast Kyle Shewfelt said KidSport provides the funds to register for sports for kids who might not otherwise be able to play.

“The reality is there’s a lot of children who could be amazing at sport and could get a lot of joy and learn a lot from it but can’t afford to get involved in it,” he said. “I think it should be accessible to everybody and KidSport is there to help.”

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