Who We Are

Our Mission

To ensure all BC children, regardless of socioeconomic status, can participate in organized sport by providing families with financial assistance.

Our Goal

A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any B.C. child in their dream of playing amateur sports. We want all kids to have the opportunity to play

How we help

All across BC, hundreds of children and youth are denied the opportunity to participate in amateur sports due to one simple fact: lack of funds.

As a privately funded charity, we are able to get dollars into the hands of those who need it most, quickly and effectively. We help families bear the expense of having their children participate in organized sports because we believe that all kids should have the chance to play.

The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child (which is considerably higher than other sport funding charities).

Our History

Athletics for Kids Financial Assistance (B.C.) Society, known as A4K, was the brainchild of four like-minded businessmen, including A4K Past-President and current A4K Director Craig Knapton, the charity was federally registered and established in 2002.

Since then, A4K continues to grow and thrive every year, and through its history has helped over 6,500 B.C. kids get active in sporting activities.

Board of Directors

Ryan Brown


Brad Carlyle

Vice President

Cary Frank


Rupinder Chane


Craig Knapton


Ross Forman


Curtis Johansson


Stephen Carter


Scott Trotter


Leyla Bambury


Shafin Diamond Tejani


Marlene Ferreira


Our Supporting Staff

Sandy Hancock

Executive Director

Dave Babych

Athletics Spokesman

Melissa Cowling

Grants Administrator

Carlene Bates


Chassy Maguire


A4K Hollyburn Boxing Gala

Golf Sponsors

Charity Boxing Gala Sponsors