Jumpstart was launched with the commitment to help kids in financial need participate in sport. Not only does participating in sport allow kids to develop physical skills, it also helps build their self-esteem, giving them the chance to gain confidence that will extend beyond practices and games, teaching them essential life skills.
In Canada, 1 in 3 families cannot afford to enroll their children in organized sports. Jumpstart wants to change that – and to give kids a sporting chance.Since 2005, more than 1 million kids between the ages of 4 and 18 have been helped by Jumpstart - and that number grows every day.
At Ontario Basketball, we want kids to be able to participate in our programming regardless of their family’s financial situation – Jumpstart can help! If you are a parent or guardian looking to get more information on Jumpstart’s funding program, click the image below for more details:
Their Opportunity is committed to providing kids from low-income families with the opportunity to play in local sport programs. Through sport, children build confidence, social skills, and commit to an overall healthy lifestyle.
Their Opportunity fundraising campaign “Dimes 4 Times” takes place every year for six weeks in January and February. The campaign engages elementary schools across the Durham region, encouraging them to collect change in the classroom to bring change to children who might not have the same opportunities.
After the six weeks of fundraising, 600 children have the opportunity to come together and celebrate in a fun-filled event. They participate in a variety of sports and activities allowing them to understand the importance of generosity and giving back to the community.
If your school is interested in becoming involved with the campaign, or if you would like more information on funding opportunities, click the image below: