New sports fund to relieve young athletes from training, competing costs

New sports fund to relieve young athletes from training, competing costs

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The next B.C. Winter Games are set for 2018 in Kamloops, followed by the summer games later that year in the Cowichan Valley.

— image credit: Black Press files.

A new fund from the BC Games Society is aiming to help young athletes who face cost and access barriers while training in their sport.

The society, which organizes both the BC Summer and Winter Games, announced the new Powering Potential Fund Tuesday.

Through bursaries and grants, the funds will be used to help individual athletes, but also teams, sport organizations and communities, according to a news release.

The B.C. government will match donations up to a total of…



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