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P.R.O. Kids needs your help to reach $1 million

01-Mar-2011

Help P.R.O. Kids pass $1 million raised in its nine years giving Greater Saint John’s children a chance to take part in sports and recreation activities.

In 2010, over 920 children and teens were given the chance to participate in the activity of their choice, thanks to the funds provided by P.R.O. Kids’ supporters, both corporate and individual. P.R.O. Kids expects the need will be even greater in 2011, with a goal of providing recreation opportunities to 1000 kids.

“One million dollars seems like a large sum of money, but just think of the return on investment,” says Danny Jardine, chair of the P.R.O. Kids committee. “We have children who have gained confidence, leadership skills, social circles and better overall health and well-being. These outcomes have a very large impact on the community that cannot be measured, but I would anticipate is much, much greater than a million dollars.”

This year’s “Fun” Raising dinner will be held on Thursday, April 7 at the Delta Brunswick. The fun starts with the reception at 6 p.m. and dinner – an international buffet – is served at 7 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Saint John Mill Rats Coach Jaren Jackson. As well, Bobby Hayes of the Joshua Group will make an appearance to talk about his experience with the CBC Champions of Change competition.

Sponsorship opportunities for this year’s dinner are still available. Get your name on this year’s event by contacting P.R.O. Kids Manager Tammy Desaulniers at 642-7529.

Tickets are available for $100 each, or $800 for a table of eight. Call 642-PLAY (7529) or email prokids@saintjohn.ca to reserve your tickets today.