The Coast of Bays, Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program is definitely growing. The chapter has seen more youth get involved in various sporting activities in the last few years thanks to the help available to financially disadvantaged kids through the program.
The number of youth showing interest in hockey, girl guides and other sports has dramatically increased in the past few years, which sparked Canadian Tire Jumpstart officials to establish a Coast of Bays Jumpstart Chapter.
In 2011, 40 youth were sponsored by the Coast of Bays Jumpstart Chapter to participate in the Minor Hockey program and the Girl Guides. The Bay d’ Espoir Community Youth Network administers the Coast of Bays Chapter and all organizations are encouraged to promote this opportunity to any youth they feel could benefit from this grant.
The feedback from several parents and youth has been phenomenal and parents have seen their children gain confidence, discipline and respect. Research has also shown that participation in sports and recreation increases a child’s chance of success in life, improves performance in school and future education expectations.
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a registered charity that helps financially disadvantaged families across Canada in times of need. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a signature program that helps financially disadvantaged kids get involved in organized sports and recreation activities.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart delivers support to children through a Canada-wide network of over 285 local Chapters. The program was developed in 2005 to address the on-going need in our communities to make physical activity a priority in the lives of Canadian children.
Parents or guardians can apply for this funding for children ages 4-18 and this grant covers up to $300.00 per child per application. Applications can be dropped of or mailed to Ann Crant (Town Councilor), Lisa Willcott (CYN) and Catherine Bourdin (Central Health).
The deadline for these applications is October 30th and all information is kept confidential.