McMorris brothers raise money for kids in Regina

It's only 46 days until the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia and the night before Christmas Eve but one of Canada's brightest medal hopefuls are taking time Monday night to help kids in his hometown.

Charity event to raise money for kids who can't afford to play sports

Mark McMorris (left) and Craig McMorris (right) pose with kids at their charity event in Regina. (Joana Draghici/CBC)

It's only 46 days until the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia and the night before Christmas Eve but one of Canada's brightest medal hopefuls is taking time to help kids in his hometown.

Regina's Mark McMorris is a medal favourite in slopestyle snowboarding. His brother Craig will be there cheering him on and will also be a part of CBC's broadcast crew.

Monday night, the pair hosted a charity event at Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar in Regina to raise money for kids who can't afford to participate in sports.

"Sports are really important to Mark and I," Craig McMorris said Monday. "We always had opportunities growing up to do any sport we wanted, so we want to make that happen for the less fortunate kids — get them out on the field and learning good skills."

Craig says they want to use their international fame — including their TV show, McMorris and McMorris, on MTV Canada — to do more.

"It's just a chance to give back," McMorris said. "We are so fortunate we have everything we could ever want so it's just nice to give back to people that aren't as fortunate."

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