May 2015 Newsletter

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Maya Miscevic


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May Athlete of the Month-Lucy Wheeler

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This month’s athlete is hard-working teenager Lucy Wheeler, who has learned some amazing life-lessons during her tenure as a field hockey player and goaltender. Sport has helped her develop as an athlete but also as a person, teammate and responsible member of the community. Lucy says: “ Field Hockey provides an environment where I can try my best and take responsibility for myself.  In games, I try 100% and I don't regret anything or blame anyone - we work as a team. I have had the opportunity to try a new sport, and different positions (i.e. goalkeeper) than I am used to.  It is my favorite sport and I hope to keep playing it for many years.”
Lucy’s mother Gillian has observed her daughter blossom through sport:“Lucy has benefited from participation in field hockey in a number of ways.  Initially the coach asked for volunteers to play in goal and, despite having no experience, she decided to try this. We, thus, discovered an unexpected talent for goalkeeping. Sport has also helped her develop mental skills in: organization, taking responsibility for herself, commitment to others, dedication to a team, the ability to triumph over failure, and sheer tenacity. Positive physical effects are development of hand-eye coordination, general conditioning and balance along with a good dose of fun no matter what the weather! She is proud to represent her team and sees year after year the development of her skills.” 

Congratulations to Lucy on earning A4K’s Athlete of the Month for May 2015!!


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Thank You SVP and BPS Wealth Management

Athletics for Kids is honoured to be included as one of the investees ofSVPVancouver!  SVP has been supporting A4K since 2012, and assisted with financial needs as well as non-financial requirements: projects and strategy sessions, including a 5 year business plan, a Fundraising audit and long term marketing overview, as well as a huge number of other campaigns. We are very fortunate to have recently been awarded further funding from SVP for the hiring of a part-time marketing and communications staff member, production materials and implementation of a CRM tool: a total of $35,000! We much appreciate the co-funding ($10,500) this latest grant included, provided by SVP’s new partner, BPS Wealth Management at CIBC Wood Gundy.
SVP has been central to the growth and development of A4K through the past 3 years, and continues to be a huge support and resource for our Charity. A  very special thanks to our lead partner and liaison, Dan Bowditch and to SVP Vancouver’s Executive Director Tanya Oliva for their endless energy and amazing contributions over the past years.

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A4K Gala Results


Just recently, we celebrated our 14th year of putting kids into sports at our annual Boxing Gala held May 1st at the beautiful Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver. This year our Gala raised more than ever before -close to $130,000!! Our guests were treated to a lively evening which included a martini reception, some entertaining casino games, a gourmet dinner created by Executive Chef Jerry Fyfe, 3 very exciting live amateur boxing matches, wonderful live and silent auctions and some great music!
We were privileged this year to partner with Capilano Builders, who donated a $25,000 cabinet renovation in addition to their sponsorship and a number of amazing auction items. A very special thanks to Capilano Builders, and to all of our sponsors and suppliers, as well as our fantastic volunteers. And to all our wonderful donors and guests, thank you  for making our gala such a success and for helping us put hundreds of BC kids in the game … we absolutely could not have done it without you!

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Thank You Twist Conditioning


Just last week, the North Vancouver Twist Crew held their Crush the Coach event, and boy did those trainers ever get crushed!  Dressed as super heroes they really played the part and held up extremely well despite some very tough individual and group challenges! Check out our website for some great photos of the antics and torturous exercises their clients put them through.Thanks so much to all the Twist coaches and their clients for taking part in this very exciting and fun-filled event!  What a great night, raising over $4,000 to support A4K and getting more kids into sports!

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A4K Charity Golf Invitational
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Our second annual A4K charity golf invitational tournament is coming up on August 10th, again to be held at the gorgeous Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond BC. Partnering with Staub Electronics, A4K promises a very entertaining and challenging day on the links, with various “activities” and delightful contests on almost every hole! Watch the A4K website for sign up information to join us on the course, and consider becoming a sponsor! Contact A4K Executive Director Sandy Hancock 604-221-7529/ [email protected] or Staub Electronics President Scott Trotter 604-690-6881/ [email protected] for more information.                                 

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A4K is active in social media so keep up with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to see how we are continuing to put kids in the game. 

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Many thanks to our Major Annual & Gala Sponsors!

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Questions? Contact A4K Executive Director, Sandy Hancock, at the info above. 


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