Prince Albert KidSport chairperson Dwight Bergstrom explains how the non-profit benefits the community at the showroom in Lakeland Ford. Photo: Travis Radke

A non-profit organization is working with Prince Albert businesses to bring sports to youth in poverty.

KidSport is placing boxes at stores around the city that will be taking sports equipment to be donated to the city’s less fortunate.

The organization is hoping the public will rise to meet the needs of the many young people in Prince Albert who cannot afford organized sports.

“Last year we sponsored, I think, 360 kids. We can sponsor $500 per child, but the average amount is $250, since some sports are just more expensive than others,” says the chairperson of KidSport’s Prince Albert branch, Dwight Bergstrom. “There’s probably 4,600 kids living below the poverty level in Prince Albert. Serving 350 kids is really just a drop in the bucket of the people who really need our help.”

Boxes accepting donations will be placed at Lakeland Ford, Gene’s Cycle and Sports and Source for Sports this Saturday.

Cash donations can also be made at the KidSport website.