LINDSAY (from Kawartha Lakes This Week) – The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Gymnastics Advantage initiative for school groups is helping the Lindsay Gymnastics Centre break down financial barriers for area students.
Through the initiative, local schools access Canadian Tire Jumpstart funding to assist children with financial limitations. Teachers and/or principals at participating schools identify and select participants they know are facing a financial barrier.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charity helping kids from age four to 18, from financially disadvantaged families, participate in organized sport and physical activities. The charity helps with costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation.
To date, Jumpstart has given more than 930,000 kids the chance to participate in organized sports and physical activities and provided $87.2 million to communities throughout the country. In Lindsay, the charity has distributed more than $457,099 since 2005 and has helped more than 5,542 area children take part in soccer, basketball and gymnastics.
In 2014 alone, Jumpstart helped 115 kids in Lindsay participate in gymnastics.
For more information about Canadian Tire Jumpstart call 1-844-YES-PLAY or visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.