Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Fund and EGADZ partner  to provide youth with opportunities to participate in organized sport and recreation activities within the community. Last year the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Fund allocated $23,570 to 114 kids through EGADZ submissions. Together we were able to support kids to participate in sporting activities both with EGADZ as well as independently. Some examples of activities were summer sports camps, wall climbing, swimming lessons, archery and bowling. A multisport project was developed with the goal to introduce youth to different sports in Saskatoon they have not tried before. The multisport sessions included squash, tennis, fencing, mixed martial arts, golfing and volleyball. The youth who participated in these activities did show an increase in confidence, increased involvement in the community, and are more likely to access these opportunities on their own.