The KidSport Society of Calgary has been providing assistance to children in need for the past 13 years. They work closely with families and local sports clubs to help pay registration fees and distribute the necessary equipment that allows low-income kids to get active and engaged in sports. Since 1995, KidSport Calgary has distributed more than $2.6 million in support of over 13,500 kids in Calgary and the surrounding communities.
For further information please go to: http://www.kidsport.ab.ca/
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. They help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.
They have an extensive, national network of more than 310 local chapters. Chapter members are volunteers who are committed to helping get kids active and healthy. They work in partnership with other local non-profit organizations to discreetly identify kids with the greatest need in their community. Canadian Tire Jumpstart then covers registration, equipment and/or transportation costs to help them participate in a sport or recreational activity of their choice.
They also lend support to unique initiatives aimed at increasing access to sport and recreation programs.
Since it's launch in 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has given 473,792 kids across Canada the chance to play.
For more information please visit the Jumpstart Main Page