Children of families affected by the recent federal government shutdown can get assistance with the fees required for after-school sports.

The Bend-based nonprofit KIDS in the GAME announced Wednesday it has opened a Federal Employee Pass Program, funded by a grant from Nike.

According to a news release detailing the program, federal employees can register their children online by providing the youth sports organization or school name, a contact with the organization, the full cost of the program, the number of hours per week, the duration of the program, and a photo of their federal identification that can be uploaded. The program is available through March 30.

For more information about the pass or to register to apply, go online to www.kidsinthegame.org/federal-employee-pass/.

— Bulletin staff report

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