RICHMOND – The Government of British Columbia is providing $12,500 through the Hosting BC program to support three upcoming sports events in Richmond.

Funded events included:

  • RCC Futures Tennis: $10,000 for the RCC Futures ITF Tennis Tournament, coming up on June 20, 2015
  • Karate BC: $1,500 for the Karate BC Provincial Championships, coming up on May 30, 2015
  • Steveston Judo Club: $1,000 for the Pacific International Judo Tournament 2016, coming up on March 6, 2016

Across British Columbia, 38 events in 25 communities will share more than $125,000 in the latest round of Hosting BC grants, provided by the provincial government and administered by ViaSport.

Hosting BC funds competitive-level events that support long-term athlete development plans for B.C.’s Provincial Sport Organizations.

ViaSport is a not-for-profit organization created in 2011 as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Its mandate is to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport across the province–at every stage of life and in every community.

Information about Hosting BC and other grants offered through Viasport is can be found on their website: http://www.viasport.ca/grants.