The Williams Lake and District KidSport Chapter members Deb Radolla

The Williams Lake and District KidSport Chapter members Deb Radolla

Tournament gives to children in need

Children who need financial support in order to enjoy local sports got a helping hand this week in memory of Ryan Schonke.

Children who need financial support in order to enjoy local sports got a helping hand this week in memory of Ryan Schonke.

“Ryan liked kids and he liked sports so this is a good fit,” said Mark Bremner, who made a $2,000 donation Monday to the Williams Lake chapter of KidSport on behalf of the Ryan Schonke Memorial Baseball Tournament.

In the last seven years, the annual Ryan Schonke Memorial Baseball tournament has provided the Williams Lake chapter of KidSport $23,500 in financial support.

KidSport provides funds to cover the cost of sport registration for kids who might not otherwise get the chance to play sports.

Bremner organizes the tournament every year as a tribute to his friend Ryan.

Ryan was born and raised in Williams Lake.   He died in a car accident 14 years ago.   The ball tournament is held in Likely the week before the BC Day long weekend.

More information on KidSport is available at www.activewilliamslake.com or by contacting Denise Skarra 250-398-7665.  Funds are always welcome and tax receipts will be distributed.