Canadian Tire's Jumpstart celebration
News - May 23, 2012 Edition
Coming up this Saturday, May 26, the Canadian Tire Store in Morrisburg is asking the community to get involved and make a difference in the lives of local kids.
On May 26, the Fourth Annual Jumpstart Day will take place at the Morrisburg Canadian Tire, located on the north side of Highway 2 in Morrisburg.
The day-long fund raising event is the celebration of Jumpstart’s One Million Red Balls campaign, which, through the month of May, encourages customers to donate $2 in exchange for a red ball – a national symbol for child’s play.
On Jumpstart Day, most Canadian Tire stores across the country will celebrate and raise additional funds for Jumpstart with special events and activities for customers.
At the Morrisburg Canadian Tire, customers will be asked for a donation to participate in the GoClean car wash, balloon pop and table top games.
All money raised will be donated to Jumpstart, helping Canadian kids get involved in organized sport.
Donations to Jumpstart help the one in three Canadian families that cannot afford to enrol their children in organized sports and recreation.
All funds raised through the One Million Red Balls campaign and on Jumpstart Day stay within the local community to help local children.
To date, 498 children in Morrisburg have been able to participate in sports and recreation because of Jumpstart.
The local Jumpstart committee is comprised of local people. Through the Jumpstart program financial assistance has been provided that has enabled local youth to play hockey, soccer, to figure skate and to take dance lessons, to name just a few.
Since 2005, Jumpstart has helped 439,383 kids across Canada by removing the financial barriers that prevent children from participating.
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