Submitted by Canadian Tire
TORONTO, November 15, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart), a national charity committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation, is celebrating an impressive milestone of helping 3 million kids across Canada since 2005.1
“We are incredibly proud to have made an impact on the lives of three million kids, allowing each of them to develop new skills and friendships through sport and play,” said Marco Di Buono, President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “Thank you to our generous donor community who stepped up at a time when kids needed them most. This accomplishment would not have been attainable without support from our countless champions, including our customers, Dealers, partners, and employees across Canadian Tire’s group of companies.”
“During the pandemic, all Canadians got a glimpse of life without access to sport and play and felt the toll on our well-being as well as that of our families and communities,” said Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser, Jumpstart Ambassador. “The importance of Jumpstart’s mission has never been more apparent, and Jumpstart’s profound impact on the fabric of community sport to date will be felt for a lifetime.”
Operating through 289 local Chapters in communities coast to coast, Jumpstart creates opportunities for kids to participate in sport and recreation through a variety of individual and community-level grants, and strategic partnerships. Since 2005, Jumpstart has:
“For more than 17 years, we have been steadfast in our mission to enrich the lives of children through sport and physical activity,” said Nadir Patel, Chairman, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “Looking ahead, Jumpstart will continue to play an integral role in strengthening sport in Canada, breaking down barriers so that all kids – regardless of gender, race, ability or financial circumstance – have equal opportunity to get into the game.
About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation. With an extensive, national network of more than 1,000 grantees and 289 local chapters, Jumpstart helps eligible families cover the costs of registration, transportation, and equipment, and provides funding to selected organizations for recreational infrastructure and programming. Supported by Canadian Tire Corporation, Jumpstart has provided more than 3 million opportunities for Canadian kids to get in the game since 2005. For more information, visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.
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1Based on the total number of opportunities in sport and recreation provided through Jumpstart’s Individual Child, Community Development, Parasport Jumpstart Fund Grants, Sport Relief Fund, Play from Home, and Strategic Partnerships since 2005.
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