The truth of the matter is though, sports and recreation are necessary for kids – for health, happiness, confidence, and overall well-being
Fortunately, our community has many programs to make sure no child is stuck on the sidelines.
One such program is Canadian Tire Jumpstart .
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program is a national charity, made up of local committees, which serve to remove the financial barriers of getting kids involved in sports. Funds are raised locally (mainly through Canadian Tire, Sport Check, Atmosphere…etc), and they STAY locally to help the families in our own community. We are extremely fortunate as we live in a very giving community, so we have quite a large budget to give out to the families in need. Families can receive up to $300 per child, per submission session (total of up to $600 per year) to cover registration, equipment, and/or travel costs associated with organized sport programs.
To give you an idea of what Jumpstart has done since 2011:
- RMWB committee members have helped 66 kids.
- Our Chapter (meaning the RMWB chapter, including all committee members) have helped 466 kids.
- Alberta has helped 66,017 kids.
- Canada has helped 779,005 kids.