Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada and relatively inexpensive when compared to other organized activities. However, the cost of registering for any activity can be difficult for many. Fortunately, there are great organizations that afford kids the opportunity to play sports, build confidence and make lasting friendships.
Canadian Tire JumpStart
Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams.
Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.
Community Partners, like the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Boys and Girls Club, Maison de la Famille, URLS, Centre Jeunesse and numerous others work with local Jumpstart Chapters to identify the kids whose families need Jumpstart’s funding assistance to get them off the sidelines and into the game. What kids do is up to them; we’re here to help them do it.
Jumpstart: Giving Kids a Sporting Chance.
Excerpt taken from JumpStart's official website.
Give the Gift of Sport is an annual fundraising campaign to raise money to help all kids participate in organized sport. Each year, KidSport runs this national campaign from November to January to help get more kids off the sidelines and into the game the following year.
After calling all Canadians from coast to coast to support the 2018 Give the Gift of Sport campaign, KidSport is thrilled to report that over $216,000 was raised! It was a record breaking campaign for us, setting the bar even higher for us. These important funds are going to support even more kids to get into the game this year.
Excerpt taken from Kid Sport's official website.