Along with adult board members KidSport Ponoka has also gained a 15-year-old youth advocate.
Tyson Matejka is familiar with KidSport from other towns and when board member Jackie MacGregor mentioned it was coming to Ponoka his first thought was to get involved.
“It just really means a lot for me to give back to my community,” Matejka said.
“I’ve had the opportunity in my life to play sports like hockey.” Matejka wants every child to have the opportunities that he’s had and knows KidSport can help with that.
He believes, along with the entertainment aspect, sports provide the opportunity to learn skills such as team building and time management. “Sports is a really big thing in a child’s life.”
Although he doesn’t know what his role will be within KidSport, he isn’t concerned. Matejka feels any decision made will be a group decision. “I’m just going to help out any way I can and probably be the one person that goes up and speaks a couple of times.
Matejka also hopes the gets the opportunity to recruit others to what he believes is a great cause.