Who We Are

Our Mission

To ensure all BC kids can participate in organized sports by supporting families in need 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 $450 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 11,000 B.C. kids get active in sporting activities.

Board of Directors

Craig Knapton


Ryan Brown


Scott Trotter

Vice President

Mary McGivern


Cary Frank


Ross Forman


Paul Harman


Christine Dawes


Matt Davis


Wade Bartok


Kelly Aslanowicz


Ryan Russell


Our Supporting Staff

Valerie Gosselin

Executive Director

Anna O'Shea

Program Administrator

Dave Babych

Athletics Spokesman

Chassy Maguire

Bookkeeping Contractor

A4K 2023 Sport4Life Gala & 2022 Bids 4 Kids Sponsors

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