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KidSport and Triple O’s Campaign

June 28th, 2011 @ 11:41am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Triple O’s, makers of some of BC’s best burgers on the go, is supporting KidSport BC this month through an in-store and online campaign.

From June 20 to July 3, the public will be able to contribute to their local KidSport chapter when ordering off the Triple O’s menu in any of the 30 participating locations. Funds raised during the two-week period will help kids with financial barriers experience the benefits of sport participation by covering the registration fees for a sport season of their choice.

To help get the word out, here’s how you can enter to win a $50 gift card from Triple O’s:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your fondest childhood sports memory – or why you think it’s important for children to be involved in sport (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT & @TripleOs will donate $1 to @KidSport http://bit.ly/jImUcb & enter you to win a $50gc via @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5shCB

That’s right, for every re-tweet on Twitter (up to 25,000) Triple O’s will donate $1 to KidSport. Enter to win a gift card and donate to a great local cause all in one shot. This campaign hopes to raise enough to cover the registration fees of children in 39 BC communities.

To learn more about KidSport, follow them on Twitter or Facebook and support them through Triple O’s this month.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries Monday, July 4, 2011 at 10:00am. Update The winner is Lelainia lloyd!

Current contests on Miss604.com

90 comments

  1. Jen says:

    I think it is great to keep kids active in a sport they enjoy! It keeps them active, provides exercise, teaches them skills and they can meet new friends :)

  2. Jeremy says:

    One of my favourite sports as a child that I was involved with was soccer!

  3. kahhlee says:

    There are countless benefits for doing sports, especially for growing kids. Not only will they have fun, but they will live a healthy lifestyle too.

  4. Jen says:

    I attribute much of my leadership skills and positive self image to all the sports I played as a child. Not only that, but it kept me healthy and off the streets :)

  5. Don Foran says:

    My fondest childhood sports memory would have to be getting up early before school to play ice hockey at Kerrisdale Arena with my brother.

  6. Tyler Ingram says:

    Sports for kids because it gets them out of the house and socialize!

    I’m definitely putting my kids in sports (when we have them) also to keep them from getting pudgy like me!

    I remember the days I used to play soccer in Victoria when we lived there. I LOVED it, even though I hate running. Then when I came to the mainland (in grade 4) my couch was an ass and made me hate playing so I haven’t really played on a team for soccer since.

  7. John Mah says:

    Physical activity is important in a child’s daily routine to prevent obesity and cardiovascular diseases in the long run.

  8. Stephanie Priebe says:

    Some of my fondest childhood memories were made on the running track.

  9. muckymoo says:

    It is important for kids to be involved in sports to keep them healthy physically. Sports also teaches great life lessons in co-operation and good sportsmanship.(how to win and lose graciously!) As a soccer mom I have enjoyed meeting the other parents on the sidelines as I cheer on ALL the children playing.

  10. Donna L says:

    My fondest childhood sports memory was Fun Day on the last day of school. We’d play all kinds of games like capture the flag, rollerball, kickball, and then cap the day off with ice cream.

  11. Christine says:

    Sports give kids confidence, especially important when they have a poor support system

  12. Brenda says:

    Relay races were a blast. I wonder if they still have those in school?

  13. Michael Kwan says:

    I think my fondest memory was being a part of my elementary school’s basketball team. I was far from the “star” of the team, but it was to feel like I was a part of something.

  14. Natasha C says:

    It is SO important for kids to be involved in sports of ANY kids, from soccer to golf, track and field to tae kwan do. Participating in sports teaches kids fun ways to be and stay healthy, how to work together and encourages an all over healthy lifestyles while keeping them active and away from video games, etc.

  15. Ruby says:

    I think it’s a great idea to keep kids active in sports and hopefully in an activity they really enjoy! It keeps them active through exercise, teaches them skills, they can meet new friends and I think it helps them learn how to be a good sport and discipline.

  16. Laura says:

    Kids in sports is the first step to healthy choices and lifestyle!

  17. Grant says:

    It is important because they need to know it is for their health and they need to have fun!

  18. Pete says:

    On behalf of KidSport, a huge thank you to the great folks at Triple Os for the generous support of kids getting off the sidelines and into the game.

  19. Darcy says:

    ice hockey outside in manitoba

  20. running…easy and free:)

  21. Giggles says:

    Being the only girl who could hit a baseball farther than the boys was my fondest memory. Especially because my brother still remembers it forty years later! Then being called in to find out we were going to the White Spot at Park Royal where it was a treat to have the tray across the back seat! Best memories ever!

  22. rubai says:

    I remember those childhood days learning to play ping-pong with my dad and grandfather in our cramped living room. Two of the greatest players I know! Great memories.

  23. maria says:

    I always loved sports day!!

  24. Alex says:

    Getting kids more active in sports is 100x better than sitting in front of the TV playing video games.

  25. parker says:

    The Blue Bombers was my first soccer team!! I was soooo proud of my ribbon at the end of the season…

  26. Teresa says:

    Watching Olympics.

  27. mike. says:

    my best childhood sports memory was receiving a medal for running at least 25Km around a track within the school year. its important for children to have sports so they can gain self esteem and gain various advantages of exercise

  28. Maria says:

    Sports Day!

  29. Jeff says:

    Going to soccer camp at UBC!

  30. Lawrence says:

    Sports teach kids teamwork, builds confidence, and improves their health.

  31. Jane says:

    played some game sport everyday at school during the break. i always waited for a friend to start a game or sport game and invite everyone to join.

  32. Rebecca says:

    I fondest memory is of swimming in the ocean for the first time.

  33. Emily H says:

    Driving between soccer and softball games when I played both sports and we had conflicting tournament weekends. Loved it!

  34. tracy says:

    my fondest memories are being on the school’s sports teams.

  35. Carol says:

    It is important for children to develop of love of playing sports while they are young so that they carry this attitude for activity through for the rest of their lives.

  36. Jennifer M. says:

    My fondest memories of childhood sports are from my elementary school’s annual “Fun Day.” The teams were made with one child from each grade level on every team. The grade six kids were the captains. Each year the team names followed a different theme, such as types of dinosaurs. I remember having a total blast playing the games and running races.

  37. lindawwww says:

    My fondest memory is playing baseball at the empty lot on the corner of our street. All the kids from around the area met there at the lot on weekends and summer holidays to play baseball together. We had so much fun!

  38. Nicole says:

    I think sports are very important in helping build a child’s leadership skills and character. Sports helped me gain confidence as a child that I would not have otherwise had.

  39. Kristyn says:

    My fondest memory is the coach of my synchronized swimming team. She really went out of her way to foster a positive and healthy environment for a group of young teenage girls, talking to us about boby image, nutrition, and goal setting. i owe her a big thank you for how I turned out!

  40. Jessica R.F says:

    This isn’t necessarily fond, but it goes to show how important sports was even to me, a kid who wasn’t particularly “athletic” but was a competitive dancer and loved hiking and shooting hoops with her dad.
    In Grade 3, I missed Sports Day because I had chicken pox. I was so upset and I will never forget how I felt that day and the fact that I missed Sports Day in Grade 3!

  41. Jeff says:

    I’ve retweeted this. hopefully everyone else has retweeted as well as that is what gets donations. Probably my favourite childhood sport memory was scoring 3 goals in an elementary school soccer game. I the overall number we scored was like 5.

  42. David D. says:

    So important for kids to be active, what better way to enforce that then enroll them in team based sports!

  43. Sanaz says:

    Great memories from Gymnastics class, falling laughing and finally getting the moves right!

  44. Trevor says:

    When I played T-Ball I use to bring my own bat, and everyone used it cuz they always hit home runs with it

  45. Al says:

    Tennis camp in grade 10 on Vancouver Island. Had lots of fun & meet new friends.

  46. Stephanie says:

    I loved dancing growing up, many many hours of dance class and preforming. Great memories.

  47. Amanda C says:

    As a kid, my dad put me into many different sports so I could try them out and decide which one I liked the best. I was involved in figure skating, gymanstics, and karate. I loved the fact that I got to try out different types of sports because once I got to high school, I finally found what I loved to play – basketball, volleyball and netball!

  48. Lelainia lloyd says:

    I was a Blue Jacket at the Olympics & Paralympic & got to see up close the power of sport. It inspires ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. It lifts countries up and for one small moment in time unites the world as one human family. It changes lives.

    Tweeting this!

  49. Brenda says:

    Participating in Sports Day in elementary school.

  50. liz says:

    Our whole family loves baseball.I love that triple o’s is donating to Kidssports for every tweet sent very cool being social media day and all.Baseball and burgers are so canadian.Loved playing ball as a kid and as an adult.

  51. Bonnie says:

    I believe that it’s good for children to be involved in sports because it helps keep them active and healthy.

  52. Linda says:

    i wish sports was more of a focus when i was in school – sports can help keep kids off the streets and help them keep physical :)

  53. Jennifer says:

    Floor hockey at school = fun times!

  54. Ennie says:

    It’s important for children to be involved in sport, so that obesity can be reduced.

  55. Heidi says:

    Doctor Dodgeball was fun.

  56. Jeff says:

    Playing football with the neighborhood kids until the sun went down….those were the days.

  57. Kelly says:

    playing badminton with my family and trying to beat my older brother .. Those were the days

  58. Leane says:

    Kids aren’t active enough now a days, too much technology… we played badminton in the backyard with tennis rackets, the birdie goes really high!

  59. tim says:

    fondest childhood sports memory – going to canucks games at the pacific coliseum with my dad

    why you think it’s important for children to be involved in sport – keeps them out of trouble – out of gangs, drugs, etc.

  60. A.J. says:

    I loved sports day in elementary school! An excuse to be outside on a school day, enjoying the sun and winning medals!

    That’s how competitive spirit is born!

  61. Andrew C. says:

    Sorry, I don’t have any fond memories of team sports.

  62. rino says:

    I played soccer as a kid and I still play.

  63. tania says:

    I think sport is so important in building confidence.

  64. Jamie says:

    Although I wasn’t athletic, I remember Sports Day at school fondly. The activities, the ribbons (even just for participating) and the hot dogs!

  65. Lisa says:

    My best sports memory is from when I was playing ringette. In particular the road trips to different tournaments, there was never a dull moment on the bus, and I made some really great friends.

  66. Scott says:

    It builds character and encourages being active.

  67. Angelle says:

    I loved track and field in elementary school.

  68. HarjitCh says:

    I loved Sports Day in elementary school because I was not a very sporty person. Sports teach patience, determination, and sportsmanship.

  69. Vincent says:

    I loved doing dragon boat in high school! it was a team full of passion and a sport of mental toughness. i learned a lot from this intense sport and i miss it greatly

  70. Alexandra says:

    Sports help kids stay active and build self-esteem.

  71. Ann says:

    I think it is important for kids to be involved in sports due to the increase in obesity in children. It is also a way for kids to learn sportsmanship and how to be a team member. It isn’t important that you win but more important about how you played and whether you tried.

  72. Julie Nicholls says:

    I played hockey and softball growing up.
    It helps kids build healthy friendships and to learn that thre is structure in society.

  73. Mav says:

    Playing ball in my hood.

  74. Glenda says:

    Running was my fave. All kids should stay active.

  75. Sheryl says:

    I was invited by a friend to join her on the Field Hockey team in elementary school. It sounded fun, even though I had no idea what it was, and it was great being part of a team, learning something new and actually being not too bad at it. I should do something like that again…

  76. Katie says:

    There’s way too much time spent in front of the computer now… kids should play outside whether it’s running around, street hockey or going for a nice bike ride to stay healthy.

  77. Dorothy says:

    Favourite memory: sibling swimming races from the beach to the little rock islands off Oak Bay.

  78. Jenn K says:

    My fondest childhood sports memory is hitting my first homerun!

  79. Bonnie says:

    Favourite sports memory from childhood is horseback riding on our farm.

  80. TY says:

    i really enjoyed playing volleyball as a child

  81. lisa says:

    kids should stay active, nowadays too many youngsters are glued to the computer and/or tv. they’re really missing out.

  82. Bons says:

    Kids need to play sports to have fun and stay fit, and to learn how to work as a team.

  83. Dawn says:

    Startng kids early in physical fitness of any sort will help them for the rest of their lives! Excellent endeavour!

  84. C Wilson says:

    My favorite memory is the hours I spent on my horse in the woods behind our farm. I wasn’t indoors all summer long……

  85. Vino says:

    elementary school sports day!

  86. Shaveta says:

    playing hockey outside in my neighbourhood!!

  87. Bill says:

    sports day back in the day ;)

  88. Bill says:

    sports day back in the day ;) woot woot!

  89. YAY! I won! THANK YOU! Emailed you just now. *happy dance* I’m volunteering at Summer Live, so maybe I will treat myself and my son to dinner afterwards on Saturday.

  90. Deidre says:

    I played grass hockey for years – and loved it!

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