On September 23, 2014, the Southern Alberta Sports Equipment Bank Society announced its launch in Calgary. Walsh LLP is pleased to have the opportunity to provide legal services to this deserving charity in Calgary.
The Sports Equipment Bank Society’s news release is available at http://www.comriessportsequipmentbank.org/#!Comries-Sports-Equipment-Bank-Launches-In-Calgary/c1xcf/1, which confirms its objective:
Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank will help address a major hurdle that keeps many kids out of sports and that is the cost of equipment. The program, which has been months in the making and has involved a number of stakeholders, will provide head-to-toe hockey equipment for youth who qualify.
The model is based on a successful program in Edmonton called Sport Central, which has been operating for more than 20 years and assisted more than 8,600 children in 2013, with 60 per cent of those being hockey players.
One of the goals with Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank will be to outfit kids for all types of sports. Right now, the focus will be on hockey but the program will move into other sports in the near future.