Winnipeg, MB – April 5, 2024 – KidSport is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Saputo Inc., one of its most trusted national supporters. The renewed partnership will see Saputo contribute $600,000 to the non-profit organization over the course of the next three years to help reduce financial barriers for families and get more under-resourced children off the sidelines and into the game.

“We are thrilled to continue working with Saputo to make positive change happen in an impactful, meaningful, and lasting way,” said KidSport Canada CEO Greg Ingalls. “Once again, Saputo has gone above and beyond, affirming they are actively involved and invested in building stronger, healthier communities. Not only will this latest round of funding help over 2,000 kids from across the country grow and benefit from organized sport, but Saputo employees have also offered to devote their time to KidSport as volunteers – a move that speaks volumes to the great power and value of this partnership.”

“We are proud to continue supporting an engaged and passionate partner like KidSport in its mission to promote the social, mental, and physical well-being of underprivileged children through sport,” added Haig Poutchigian, President and Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Division (Canada) at Saputo Inc. “We stand behind the idea that every child deserves to play, learn new skills, make new friends and, above all, have fun. With this partnership renewal, Saputo is deepening its commitment to promoting physical activity and helping families lead healthier, more active lifestyles in the communities where we work, live, and play.”

Saputo Inc. has been a longtime supporter of KidSport. Since partnering together for the first time in 2018, the Company has contributed $1.2 million to the cause, giving over 4,000 kids the opportunity to grow and benefit from organized sports. With this partnership renewal, Saputo’s total contribution will jump to $1.8 million by 2026.

About KidSport:

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants that enable kids to play a season of sport through assistance with sport registration fees and equipment costs. KidSport believes that the power of sport participation promotes the development of children’s social, mental, and physical wellbeing. Through increasing access to quality sport programs, KidSport strengthens communities across Canada.

About Saputo:

Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products, and dairy ingredients. Saputo is a leading cheese manufacturer and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, a leading dairy processor in Australia and the top dairy processor in Argentina. In the USA, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the top producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. In the United Kingdom, Saputo is the leading manufacturer of branded cheese and dairy spreads. In addition to its dairy portfolio, Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a range of dairy alternative cheeses and beverages. Saputo products are sold in several countries under market-leading brands, as well as private label brands. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SAP”. Follow Saputo’s activities at or via Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.