Building Strong Kids at Your Y!

Strong communities include strong kids and at the YMCA of Kingston we believe every child should have a chance to participate in physical activity. Canadian Tire Jumpstart shares this belief.   Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides financial assistance to help kids participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer, swimming and MANY more! National in scope, but local in focus, Canadian Tire Jumpstart works through a network of community partners committed to helping kids get active. The YMCA association is proud to become a community partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart, increasing opportunities for kids from the communities we serve to participate in sports and recreation, and get active and healthy. We’re grateful to have Canadian Tire Jumpstart as a partner in our commitment to building healthy communities, and choosing our YMCA of Kingston as a community partner. What is Jumpstart? Jumpstart Charities give kids a sporting chance.ymca_0025-1-copy

Participating in organized sports and physical activity programming helps kids develop physical and social skills. It helps build self-esteem. By helping kids get into the game, we’re equipping them with determination. And we’re giving them confidence that will extend beyond practices and games.

Jumpstart is more than just about getting children and youth active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. No kid should be left on the sidelines but in Canada 1 in 3 families cannot afford to enroll their kids in organized sports. That’s almost 750,000 kids every year who want to play, but just can’t. Jumpstart aims to change that. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it finds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need. Money raised within our community goes towards helping families in our community that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation. Looking to speak with someone from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities? 1-844-YES-PLAY