ATB Financial Outlaw RoundUp joins KidSport

ATB Financial has been supporting Alberta community charities and events for 75 years.

ATB Financial has been supporting Alberta community charities and events for 75 years. In 2012 alone that means $1.3 million was contributed back to Alberta.

In Ponoka, our tradition is no different. Over the last four years the Ponoka branch is proud to have raised more than $67 000 for community programs, including the Ponoka Youth Centre, Victim Services, the splashpark project and the Ponoka Composite High School Broncs athletics program, through the created jail and bail, ATB Financial Outlaw RoundUp.

This year we are celebrating our fifth annual RoundUp in support of the new Ponoka Chapter of KidSport. KidSport is a national non-profit organization that believes no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children to remove financial barriers that prevent them from participating in sport. By providing this opportunity, KidSport encourages early physical activity habits that will increase the probability that kids remain active in adulthood; promotes self-esteem, teamwork, commitment to goals, and responsibility that will benefit them throughout their lifetime.

The ATB Financial Outlaw RoundUp will be held in conjunction with the Ponoka News’ Stampede Breakfast on Wednesday, June 26 from 8 to 11 a.m. on Chipman Avenue in the heart of Ponoka. So when you get the call to bust a bandit out of the hoosegow, dig deep so that, together, we can help as many kids as possible.

Wrangle up your rustlers to come down, have some breakfast and join in the excitement and fun while we arrest local outlaws to give all kids a chance to play with KidSport Ponoka and ATB Financial.

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