Penticton Elks Lodge representative John Yazlovasky presents a $1,000 cheque to KidSport committee member Brenda Blatz.                                Submitted photo

Penticton Elks Lodge representative John Yazlovasky presents a $1,000 cheque to KidSport committee member Brenda Blatz. Submitted photo

Elks Helping Kids Play Sports

The Penticton Elks Lodge donated $1,000 to local committee to help kids

Local kids wanting to play organized sports and whose families may not be able to afford it got a boost from the Penticton Elks Lodge recently.

John Yazlovasky of the Elks Lodge No. 51 presented a check for $1,000 to Brenda Blatz of the KidSport Penticton committee.

The committee is a core group of five people who have operated in the city since 1999.

Since then the group has funded well over 1,700 children to help them play sports with a monetary funding estimated by the organization to be more than a quarter million dollars by the end of 2014.