Young Calgary hockey fans gear up for 2014 season thanks to KidSport, Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank
New gear warehouse provides disadvantaged kids a chance to play sports
Without help, 10-year-old Nathan Robinson-Cowan might have been shut out from playing his favourite sport this season.
Everything changed this fall, with the inception of a used equipment warehouse that provides kids from low-income families with free, used sporting goods.
Nathan is one of the first recipients of the recently opened Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank. It set up shop in mid-August and has serviced a number of families already.
"It means a lot," Nathan said, smiling. "I'm pretty excited. Very thankful."
Nathan's mom, Grace Robinson, says as a single working mother, this type of help makes a big difference because it wouldn't have been possible for her son to play.