British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

February 25, 2010 15:14 ET

BCLC Donates Winter Games Tickets to KidSport, Past Olympians

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - More B.C. athletes will attend the 2010 Winter Games after BCLC donates tickets to KidSport and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).

KidSport, which helps remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing organized sport, received 106 tickets to a variety of events. The COC also received 20 tickets enabling past British Columbian Olympians to attend the Opening Ceremony.

"BCLC's relationship with KidSport started in 2006 when we announced our involvement in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games," explained Michael Graydon, BCLC President and CEO. "To date, our SportsFunder program has helped more than 12,000 British Columbia children to play sports."

Since its inception in 1993, KidSport has enabled over 250,000 children to play sport across the country. KidSport is now present in over 175 communities across Canada.

"We're thrilled that BCLC continues to choose KidSport as a partner. On their behalf, we have distributed the tickets to children who otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to attend the 2010 Winter Games," explained Rick Christiaanse of KidSport. "An initiative like this can inspire the Olympians of tomorrow."

As the Official Lottery and Gaming provider to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, BCLC has sent over one thousand British Columbians to the Games through lottery games and community contests.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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