Newspaper employees don jerseys for Sports Day

Kidsport will be the beneficiary of one-day fundraiser

Black Press employees Don Descoteau

Black Press employees Don Descoteau

Casual Friday at the office typically gives employees a chance to trade in their smart duds for a casual jeans and T-shirt. Friday, Sept. 28 marks a chance to take the concept of casual one step further.

Jersey Day gives employees or students an opportunity to don their favourite jersey or team uniform, as a way to build momentum for the third annual Sports Day in Canada, which takes place Sept. 29.

“From municipal council chambers to office buildings and classrooms across the nation, we envision a sea of Canadians wearing their hearts on their sleeves on national Jersey Day,” according to sportsday.cbc.ca.

The News is participating, allowing all staff and newspaper carriers to wear a jersey in exchange for a $2 donation to Kidsport Victoria, which helps kids from low-income families participate in organized sports.

“We’re encouraging all our Black Press sites to participate and the staff to wear their favourite team’s jerseys,” said Black Press Vancouver Island president Mark Warner. “We encourage all our staff to stay active outside the office, and Kidsport is a well-deserving charity that helps get kids active.”

Local sports groups across the country have organized events to celebrate the day, which recognizes sports’ ability to build community and promote healthy living.

This year, several Victoria based groups are hosting events:

– Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium hosted by the Eaton Arrowsmith School. Call 250-370-0046.

– Sept. 29: The Saanich Skating Club of Victoria hosts an open house from from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Call 250-744-7506.

– Sept. 29: The University of Victoria Vikes and UBC Thunderbirds women’s field hockey alumni go head-to-head, followed by a retro party for all current and former Varsity athletes. Call 250-721-8410.

rholmen@vicnews.com

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