KidSport and Triple O’s Campaign

Comments 90 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!

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  1. JenTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 11:44am PST

    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. JeremyTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 11:45am PST

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

  3. kahhleeTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 11:47am PST

    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. JenTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 11:49am PST

    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 ForanTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:11pm PST

    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 IngramTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:11pm PST

    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 MahTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:19pm PST

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

  8. Stephanie PriebeTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:22pm PST

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

  9. muckymooTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

    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 LTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:41pm PST

    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. ChristineTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:41pm PST

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

  12. BrendaTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:41pm PST

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

  13. Michael KwanTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 1:03pm PST

    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 CTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 1:11pm PST

    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. RubyTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 1:22pm PST

    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. LauraTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 2:32pm PST

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

  17. GrantTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 3:02pm PST

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

  18. PeteTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

    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. DarcyTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 5:13pm PST

    ice hockey outside in manitoba

  20. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 5:13pm PST

    running…easy and free:)

  21. GigglesTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 5:14pm PST

    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. rubaiTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 5:20pm PST

    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. mariaTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 6:52pm PST

    I always loved sports day!!

  24. AlexTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 7:12pm PST

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

  25. parkerTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 7:47pm PST

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

  26. TeresaTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 9:00pm PST

    Watching Olympics.

  27. mike.Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 10:23pm PST

    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. MariaTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 10:40pm PST

    Sports Day!

  29. JeffTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 10:43pm PST

    Going to soccer camp at UBC!

  30. LawrenceWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:25am PST

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

  31. JaneWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 1:01am PST

    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. RebeccaWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 1:09am PST

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

  33. Emily HWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 7:22am PST

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

  34. tracyWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 8:59am PST

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

  35. CarolWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:16am PST

    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.Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:22am PST

    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. lindawwwwWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:37am PST

    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. NicoleWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:56am PST

    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. KristynWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 10:32am PST

    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.FWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 10:45am PST

    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. JeffWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 11:12am PST

    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.Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 11:54am PST

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

  43. SanazWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:11pm PST

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

  44. TrevorWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:36pm PST

    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. AlWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:45pm PST

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

  46. StephanieWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:49pm PST

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

  47. Amanda CWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:50pm PST

    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 lloydWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 2:14pm PST

    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. BrendaWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

    Participating in Sports Day in elementary school.

  50. lizWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 3:15pm PST

    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. BonnieWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 6:20pm PST

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

  52. LindaWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 6:53pm PST

    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. JenniferWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 7:09pm PST

    Floor hockey at school = fun times!

  54. EnnieWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:07pm PST

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

  55. HeidiWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:18pm PST

    Doctor Dodgeball was fun.

  56. JeffWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 9:43pm PST

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

  57. KellyWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 10:38pm PST

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

  58. LeaneWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 10:38pm PST

    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. timWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 10:56pm PST

    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.Thursday, June 30th, 2011 — 1:26am PST

    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.Thursday, June 30th, 2011 — 2:42am PST

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

  62. rinoThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 9:06am PST

    I played soccer as a kid and I still play.

  63. taniaThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 9:08am PST

    I think sport is so important in building confidence.

  64. JamieThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 9:48am PST

    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. LisaThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 1:12pm PST

    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. ScottThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 1:14pm PST

    It builds character and encourages being active.

  67. AngelleThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 5:23pm PST

    I loved track and field in elementary school.

  68. HarjitChThursday, June 30th, 2011 — 9:20pm PST

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

  69. VincentFriday, July 1st, 2011 — 12:40am PST

    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. AlexandraFriday, July 1st, 2011 — 2:09am PST

    Sports help kids stay active and build self-esteem.

  71. AnnFriday, July 1st, 2011 — 2:28am PST

    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 NichollsFriday, July 1st, 2011 — 12:31pm PST

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

  73. MavFriday, July 1st, 2011 — 1:47pm PST

    Playing ball in my hood.

  74. GlendaSaturday, July 2nd, 2011 — 1:24am PST

    Running was my fave. All kids should stay active.

  75. SherylSaturday, July 2nd, 2011 — 9:57am PST

    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. KatieSaturday, July 2nd, 2011 — 1:08pm PST

    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. DorothySunday, July 3rd, 2011 — 9:26am PST

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

  78. Jenn KSunday, July 3rd, 2011 — 7:07pm PST

    My fondest childhood sports memory is hitting my first homerun!

  79. BonnieSunday, July 3rd, 2011 — 8:02pm PST

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

  80. TYMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 9:15am PST

    i really enjoyed playing volleyball as a child

  81. lisaMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 9:31am PST

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

  82. BonsMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 12:00pm PST

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

  83. DawnMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 3:52pm PST

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

  84. C WilsonMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 9:27pm PST

    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. VinoMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

    elementary school sports day!

  86. ShavetaMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

    playing hockey outside in my neighbourhood!!

  87. BillMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 10:25pm PST

    sports day back in the day 😉

  88. BillMonday, July 4th, 2011 — 10:25pm PST

    sports day back in the day 😉 woot woot!

  89. Lelainia N. LloydTuesday, July 5th, 2011 — 11:57am PST

    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. DeidreWednesday, July 6th, 2011 — 1:04pm PST

    I played grass hockey for years – and loved it!

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