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ConnectMe Kids - Sponsor a Kid into Sport

$400 donated
Given by 4 generous donors in 2 years

Let's get more of our Kiwi Kids into sport - having fun, making friends and being part of something they and their families can be proud of.

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Having two teenage boys who have played rugby since they were 5, I have realised the importance of a kid being able to be part of a team. The coaching, mentoring, training, friendships, teamwork, commitment and camaraderie - all these things have been important building blocks for building my boys into who they are today. I would love for every Kiwi Kid to have the opportunity to be part of a team sport but understand that the costs involved with subs and equipment can make this impossible for some.

ConnectMe Kids is hoping to make this possible for as many children who would love to have a go at a team sport or who have started out but can no longer afford to continue. It is also about enabling these families to become part of a sporting community that is a big part of so many kiwi families lives, throughout their kids school years.

If you can put your hand up to contribute, I know it will make a difference to a child and their family. If you or your company, are in a position to help make this happen, there will be several ways to help from outright sport subs payments to a club, donations of sports equipment or partial donations that will combine with others to pay for a kids subs and equipment for a season.

ConnectMe Kids will look to deal with the sports clubs directly to ensure sponsorship goes where it is needed.

Gerry Shackleton's involvement (page creator)

An initiative to get more kiwi kids into team sports. Opportunity to fully sponsor a kid into a team sport or make a contribution toward fees and / or equipment.

Use of funds

Your sponsorship will be used to part pay or fully pay for a kids sports subs and or equipment. Boots, shoes, mouth guards, uniforms etc. Any surplus will just be carried over to next season sport as we would like to see this as an ongoing initiative.

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Latest update

Actively Fundraising for Winter Sport 2021  22 November 2020

Posted by: Gerry Shackleton

Our plan is to be able to offer sponsorship to as many kids as donated funds will cover to pay for sports subs and boots where needed for the Winter 2021 sports season.

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Latest donations

Cath & Nathan
Cath & Nathan on 04 Dec 2020
Urban on 25 Nov 2020
Jackson on 25 Nov 2020
Joel on 12 May 2020
Gerry on 12 May 2020
To start the ball rolling for our Kiwi Kids :)

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Gerry Shackleton

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