Canada’s 2nd largest credit union becomes major supporter of Athletics for Kids
The sporting dreams of British Columbia’s children have a greater chance of coming true thanks to Coast Capital Savings and their presenting sponsorship of the 10th Annual Athletics for Kids Fundraising Gala – a night that could enrol hundreds of under privileged children and youth into sports.
The $15,000 partnership gives the charity a great head start in eclipsing the $36,000 it raised at last year’s event – a night that enrolled 150 future all-stars into sports across BC. This year’s event will be held on March 30, 2012, at Hollyburn Country Club inWest Vancouver.
“Solidifying a presenting sponsor for this event puts us on the fast track to raising a record amount of money and enrolling a record number of kids into the sports they love but regretfully can’t afford,” said Athletics for Kids (A4K) Executive Director, Derek Mayson. “Coast Capital Savings is well known locally as a terrific community supporter and we could not have asked for a more compassionate presenting sponsor.
“It’s organizations like Athletics for Kids that contribute to building a richer future for youth in our communities,” said Wendy Lachance, director, community leadership at Coast Capital Savings. “Coast Capital is committed to providing youth with opportunities to get them involved and engaged in organized sport and recreation. We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s gala.”
The Athletics for Kids Fundraising Gala has raised over $500,000 in its history and has contributed to the funding of over 1,500 sporting activities for children and youth throughout B.C. who otherwise would have been left watching from the sidelines.
About Coast Capital Savings
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is Canada’s second largest credit union with total assets under administration of $12.3 billion, more than 454,000 members and 51 branches in the Metro Vancouver, FraserValley, and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada’s first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution and the country’s most flexible mortgage product, the You’re the Boss™ Mortgage, which was named 2010 Mortgage of the Year by canadianmortgagetrends.com. Coast Capital offers one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. It is a member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. To learn more, visit www.coastcapitalsavings.com.