Lindsay Gymnastics partners with Canadian Tire Jumpstart

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Back (left to right): Grant Murray from Marks, Michelle Pothier from Gymnastics Ontario, John Fox from Canadian Tire, Trevor Tompkins from Boys & Girls Club CKL, Tracey Cooper from the City of Kawartha Lakes and Eric Cartlidge, Regional Manager of Central Ontario Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Front (left to right): Amber Trude from SportChek, Ruth Wood from Lindsay Gymnastics and Sandy Creighton from Lindsay Gymnastics Centre.

LINDSAY (from Kawartha Lakes This Week)  РThe 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.

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