It is a fact ... that one in three families cannot afford to enroll their kids in community sport activities.
Many years back ... Canadian Tire founded the "Jumpstart Program" to raise funds to do just that ... to help kids who otherwise could not afford it ... get in the game.
To date ... I'm thrilled to tell ... that our store alone has been responsible for sponsoring 500 kids to get into sport & other phsically-related activities. Soccer ... football ... baseball ... ballet ... tennis ... dance! Anything that promotes active participation!
Last year we topped out as the Number One store in funds raised in the Durham Region. YAY for us!
Today was extra special as it was Jumpstart Day ... we held a variety of fundraising events ... and all proceeds will go directly to sponsoring young people in our area.
We had a Car Wash ... a 50/50 Draw and had a crew of officers from the Metro East Detention Centre showing a display of the assorted types of vicious weapons that have been seized from youth crime ... and go figure ... they topped out all other events in donations! Who knew?
We raised over $1000 today ... not to mention the efforts of cash staff ... who have been asking for donations by selling mini basketballs & baseballs since early May!
It's heart-warming to know that more kids will be able to "get in the game" ... and it's all due to the efforts of the many volunteers who gave their free time and effort to support this worthy cause!
A very special thanks to them all!
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