The Kitchener Sports Association is giving several organizations in the region a financial boost, as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
KSA is distributing $100,000.
Nine organizations are sharing the initial $60,000.
Three cheques of $10,000 each have already been presented to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, House of Friendship and Nutrition for Learning.
Six donations of $5,000 were also sent to Anselma House/Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, OneROOF Youth Services, Wilmot Family Resource Centre, Woolwich Community Services, YMCA of Kitchener-Waterloo and YW Kitchener-Waterloo.
The association said the allocation of the remaining $40,000 will be determined later, adding the funds will go where they will have the biggest impact.
"With the current hiatus on sports for the foreseeable future, KSA acknowledges the wide-spread support of the community in raising funds. Part of KSA's mandate is encouraging and aiding social and welfare work in the community; a strong healthy community is in everyone’s best interest. The KSA Board of Directors, with strong engagement and support from its members, welcomes the opportunity to assist agencies and front-line workers and caregivers in facing this unprecedented health challenge. As important as sport is, at this historic point in history, it certainly is secondary to people’s health." KSA president John Thompson said in a release.
KSA recently had to postpone its Athlete of the Year ceremony due to the pandemic.